This literature discussion was created during the 2023 IONiC VIPEr workshop at Morgan State University. It highlights the work of Prof. Robert J. Gilliard Jr. The primary focus of the guiding questions is to contrast the enhanced stability of the carbone-boron complexes featured in the article with previously reported and referenced carbene-boron complexes through the view of undergraduate-level structure and bonding arguments. The authors envision the reading and guiding questions being assigned for homework followed by allocation of class time for group discussion.
Upon completing this discussion assignment, students will be able to:
- Describe bonding between boron and carbon in carbodicarbene-borafluorenium ions
- Draw orbital bonding pictures between carbene and boron
- Explain the difference in stability between carbene-boron and carbone-boron complexes using structure and bonding arguments.
- interpret variable temperature fluorescence spectra and connect them to twisted intramolecular charge transfer excited state
- Identify the relationship between fluorescence quantum yield and aggregation-induced emission
- Describe the utility of stimuli responsive materials