A simple entry into nido-C2B10 clusters: HCl promoted cleavage of the C-C bond in ortho-carboranyl diphosphines

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Treatment of the diphosphines ortho-B10H10C((PBu2)-Bu-t) C(PR2) (R = Et, Cy, Ph) with HCl gives the zwitterionic, nido-12-vertex species B10H10C((PHBu2)-Bu-t) C(PClR2); these reactions are reversed by the addition of NEt3.

Translated title of the contributionA Simple Entry into nido-C2B10 Clusters: HCl Promoted Cleavage of the C–C Bond in ortho-Carboranyl Diphosphines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1411
Number of pages3
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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