Accession Number:

AD0744663

Title:

C2B6H10, A New 'nido'-Carborane; Correlation of Eight-Vertex 'nido-' and 'arachno'-Structures

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CHEMICAL SYSTEMS INC IRVINE CA

Report Date:

1972-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A new carborane has been prepared by the gas phase reaction of 1,5- C2B3H5 and diborane at 300C in a flow system. The mass spectral cut-off and profile show it to be a nido-carborane with the empirical formula C2B6H10, while 32-MHz 11B nmr analyses show that it is not a conventional nido-compound but has instead an openarachno-structure as does its isoelectronic analog B8H12. The fact that it has this structure implies that bridge hydrogen placement may be the most important feature in the structuring of boranes and carboranes.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE