closo-Carbametallaboranes with Metal-Hydrogen Bonds from Direct Insertion into arachno-Carbaboranes: The Molecular Structures of [2-H-2,2-(Et3P)2-1,6,2-C2CoB7H9] and[2-H-2,2-(Et3P)2-1,6,2-C2RhB7H9] and a Most Unusual Crystallographic Coincidence

Geoffrey K. Barker, Maria P. Garcia, Michael Green, F. Gordon A. Stone, Jean Marie Bassett, Alan J. Welch

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The arachno-carbaborane 1,3-C2B7H13 reacts with [Co(PEt3)4] and with [Rh(η-C3H5)(PEt3)2] to afford, respectively, [2-H-2,2-(Et3P)2-1,6,2-C2CoB7H9] and [2-H-2,2-(Et3P)2-1,6,2-C 2RhB7H9]; both structures have been established by X-ray diffraction studies, but, whilst they crystallise in nearly identical unit cells and the same space group, these species are not isostructural.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-655
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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