We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Dr Mark A. Fox

Holmes, J., Pask, C.M., Fox, M.A. & Willans, C.E. (2016). Tethered N-heterocyclic carbene–carboranes: unique ligands that exhibit unprecedented and versatile coordination modes at rhodium. Chemical Communications 52(38): 6443-6446.

Author(s) from Durham


Four brand new hybrid ligands combining an N-heterocyclic carbene tethered with two isomeric nido-dicarbaundecaborane dianions, a neutral closo-dicarbadodecaborane or a closo-dicarbadodecaborane anion are described. Versatile coordination of the ligands to RhI is demonstrated, in which both NHC and carborane moieties covalently coordinate a metal centre.