Carboranes and Metallocarboranes.
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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One of the most significant developments in modern boron chemistry was the discovery of the carboranes. The substitution of CH3 vertices for BH2 units in boron hydride polyhedra opened up an entire new field of chemical endeavor. Chemical investigations of the carboranes uncovered yet another area of boron chemistry, that of metallocarboranes. The chemistry of these species, which contain transitional metal vertices incorporated into the polyhedral framework, is just beginning to be elucidated. Several reactions common in carborane chemistry have recently been found to be generally applicable to metallocarboranes. These reactions including rearrangement, contraction elimination, and expansion and the significance of the chemical similarity of these two types of heteroboranes are discussed. Modified author abstract
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry