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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|
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- Molecular Medicine