Nava, Nicole Anne. “1,2-Oxaborines”, Boston College, 2017. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107626.
Despite extensive research in B–N-containing aromatic systems (most notably 1,2-azaborines) for their potential use in biomedicine and materials science, development of their oxygen counterparts, 1,2-oxaborines, remains underdeveloped. Presented herein is a straightforward route to access 1,2-oxaborines via a ring-closing metathesis strategy. Attempts to utilize the 1,2-oxaborine as a 1,3-diene in the Diels–Alder cycloaddition for potential application as a 4C + 1O synthon are also presented. Lastly, investigations regarding the aromaticity of the B–O heterocycles is probed using computations and isothermal reaction calorimetry.