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Deboronation and deprotonation of ortho-Carborane with N-heterocyclic carbenes.

Willans, Charlotte E. and Kilner, Colin A. and Fox, Mark A. (2010) 'Deboronation and deprotonation of ortho-Carborane with N-heterocyclic carbenes.', Chemistry : a European journal., 16 (35). pp. 10644-10648.


It is a matter of size: N-Heterocyclic carbenes can remove a proton from ortho-carborane to form a two-cage anion or attack the electropositive boron of ortho-carborane to yield a stable 1:2 carborane–carbene adduct. Which end product is formed depends on the steric bulk of the alkyl groups attached to the nitrogen atoms of the carbene.

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Keywords:Cage compounds, Carboranes, Cluster compounds, N-heterocyclic carbenes.
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Last Modified:11 Jan 2011 16:06

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