X-Ray crystallographic and theoretical studies on 'slipped' metallacarboranes

D. Michael P. Mingos*, Michael I. Forsyth, Alan J. Welch

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Crystal structure analyses of the icosahedral metallacarborane complexes, skeletal L2MCnB11-n (L = R3P, RNC; M = Pd, Pt; n = 1,2), have shown that the magnitude and direction of the slipped distortion depends on the substituents on the open pentagonal face of the ligand; extended Hückel calculations on model borane complexes have accounted for the observed geometries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)605-607
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine


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