Molecular-orbital studies on carbametallaboranes. Part 3. Tricapped trigonal prismatic carbaplatinaborane and related polyhedral molecules

D. Michael P. Mingos, Alan J. Welch

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Abstract

Extended Hückel molecular-orbital calculations are reported for the trigonal prismatic platinaboranes and carbaplatinaboranes [B8Pt(PH3)2}H8]2- and [B6C2{Pt(PH3)2}H8], and the observed conformations of these molecules have been accounted for in terms of the nodal characteristics of the frontier orbitals of the constituent Pt(PH3)2 and carbaborane fragments. A description of the bonding in the less symmetrical isomer of [B6C2{Pt(PH3)2}H8] has been similarly derived from an analysis of the effect of transforming nido-[B8H8]2- into arachno-[B8H8]2-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1674-1681
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1980

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  • Chemistry(all)

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