C,C'-Ru to C,B'-Ru isomerisation in bis(phosphine)Ru complexes of [1,1'-bis(ortho-carborane)]

Rebekah J. Jeans, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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We report herein the first example of the controlled isomerisation of a C,C'-bound (to metal) bis(ortho-carborane) ligand to C,B'-bound with no other change in the molecule. Since the C and B vertices of carboranes have different electron-donating properties this transformation allows the reactivity of the metal centre to be fine-tuned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-67
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number1
Early online date1 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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