Symmetric and asymmetric 13-vertex bimetallacarboranes by polyhedral expansion

M E Lopez, Michael J. Edie, David Ellis, Anke Horneber, Stuart A. Macgregor, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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Symmetric 4,5,2,3-M2C2B9 13-vertex bimetallacarboranes of cobalt and ruthenium with 14 skeletal electron pairs are afforded by reduction and metallation of 3,1,2-MC2B9 icosahedra; the symmetric species can be converted to their asymmetric 4,5,1,6-M2C2B9 isomers by heat, but an easier route is by thermolysis of the reduced species before metallation. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2243-2245
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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