Crystal engineering with heteroboranes. III. 2-Carboxy-1-methoxy-methyl-1,2-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane(12)

Ulaganathan Venkatasubramanian, David Ellis, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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The title compound, 1-CH2OCH3-2-COOH-1,2-closo-C 2B10H10 or C5H16B 10O3, forms a discrete centrosymmetric tetramer, via hydrogen bonding, involving two inner and two outer carborane molecules. One conventional eight-membered hydrogen-bonded ring [graph set R22(8)] is formed between two carboxylic acid groups of the inner carboranes. This interaction is then supplemented by an open finite hydrogen bond (graph set D) between the ether O atom of the inner carborane and the carboxylic acid H atom of the outer carborane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o586-o588
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


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