The molecular structure of (PSH+)(nido-7,8-C2B9H12 -) determined by neutron diffraction (PS = Proton Sponge, 1,8-Bis(dimethylamino)naphthalene)

M. A. Fox, A. E. Goeta, J. A.K. Howard, A. K. Hughes, A. L. Johnson, D. A. Keen, K. Wade, C. C. Wilson

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A neutron diffraction study of the salt (PSH+)(nido-7,8-C2B9H12 -) reveals the unsymmetrically bridging site of the endo hydrogen in the carborane anion. This is the first neutron diffraction structure determination of a cluster borane or carborane containing natural abundance boron isotopes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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