Unprecedented electron deficient bridging between zinc atoms by boron atoms of nido-carborane anions: Preparation, crystal and molecular structure of the dimer [(nido-C2B9H11)ZnNMe3]2

Andrés E. Goeta, Judith A.K. Howard, Andrew K. Hughes, Andrew L. Johnson, Ken Wade

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The alkane elimination reaction between ZnMe2 and [(NMe3H)+(nido-C2B9H 12)-] gives the macropolyhedral dimer [(nido-C2B9H11)ZnNMe3]2, containing an unprecedented planar diamond-shaped Zn2B2 ring at its core.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1713-1714
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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