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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

Publication details for Dr Mark A. Fox

Ioppolo, J. A., Bhadbhade, M., Fox, M. A. & Rendina, L. M. (2013). Remarkable cage deboronation and rearrangement of a closo-1,12-dicarbadodecaborane to form a neutral nido-7,9-dicarbaundecaborane. Chemical Communications 49(32): 3312-3314.

Author(s) from Durham


Deboronation and cage rearrangement of the closo-1,12-carborane salt [1,12-(PPh2Me)2-1,12-C2B10H10]I2 occurs in refluxing methanol to give the zwitterionic nido-7,9-carborane 7,9-(PPh2Me)2-7,9-C2B9H9. Notably, deboronation and cage substitution of the isomeric closo-1,7-carborane salt [1,7-(PPh2Me)2-1,7-C2B10H10]I2 takes place in methanol to afford the salt [10-OMe-7,9-(PPh2Me)2-7,9-C2B9H9]I.