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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

Abstract

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.