The mechanism of reduction and metalation of para carboranes: The missing 13-vertex MC2B10 isomer

Sergey Zlatogorsky, Michael J. Edie, David Ellis, Stefan Erhardt, M E Lopez, Stuart A. Macgregor, Georgina M. Rosair, Alan J. Welch

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Unanticipated complexity: The first example of a 4,1,11-MC2B10 metallacarborane (see picture; Ru magenta, B pink, C gray, H white) is reported. Reduction and metalation of 1,12-Ph 2-1,12-closo-C2B10H10 at both room temperature and low temperature yields no fewer than five isomeric supraicosahedral metallacarborane products. Calculations identify two initial nido-[C2B10H12]2- species, each with one C atom that is not in the open face. © 2007 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6706-6709
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume46
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • Boron
  • Carboranes
  • Isomerization
  • Reduction
  • Ruthenium

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