Reduction-induced facile isomerisation of metallacarboranes: synthesis and crystallographic characterisation of 4-Cp-4,1,2-closo-CoC2B9H11

Wing Y. Man, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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Abstract

One-electron reduction of 3-Cp-3,1,2-closo-CoC<inf>2</inf>B<inf>9</inf>H<inf>11</inf> followed by heating to reflux in DME (b.p. 85 °C) induces isomerisation to 4-Cp-4,1,2-closo-CoC<inf>2</inf>B<inf>9</inf>H<inf>11</inf>, a compound previously only synthesised at much higher temperatures (>380 °C). The 4,1,2-isomer has been thoroughly characterised both spectroscopically and crystallographically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15417-15419
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume44
Issue number35
Early online date23 Jul 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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