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1. Any of a series of boron-hydrogen compounds, especially a reactive gaseous molecule, BH3, that is the simplest binary compound of boron and hydrogen.
2. A derivative of such a compound.


(Elements & Compounds) any compound of boron and hydrogen, used in the synthesis of other boron compounds and as high-energy fuels
[C20: from bor(on) + -ane]


(ˈbɔr eɪn, ˈboʊr-)

any of the compounds of boron and hydrogen.
[< German Boran (1916); see boron, -ane]
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Andrews, "Chemoselectivity in the reduction of aldehydes and ketones with amine boranes," Tetrahedron Letters, vol.
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Brown et al used halo boranes for the selective hydroboration, but the reagent itself is not stable over a period of time, cleaving the ether solvent at significant rate, even with storage at 0[degrees]C.
Prof Lipscomb was awarded the Nobel for his studies on the structure and bonding mechanisms of compounds known as "boranes", a combination of boron and hydrogen molecules.
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Further work by BASF scientists was presented by Dr Karl Matos; he showed that the reductive amination of aldehydes and ketones with boranes is an important direct transformation of carbonyl compounds into amines, which are, themselves, ubiquitous functionalities in current drugs and active pharmaceutical intermediates.
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