Oxidative perhydroxylation of [closo-B12H12\ 2 to the stable inorganic cluster redox system [B12(OH) 12]2-/.-: Experiment and theory

Nguyen Van, Ioannis Tiritiris, Rainer F. Winter, Biprajit Sarkar, Priti Singh, Carole Duboc, Alvaro Muñoz-Castro, Ramiro Arratia-Pérez, Wolfgang Kaim, Thomas Schleid

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Abstract

It's radical: A surprisingly simple reaction converts the normally inert prototypical hydridoborate cluster [closo-B12H12] 2? not only to [closo-B12 (OH) 12] 2?but also at less-elevated temperatures to the new [hypocloso-B 12 (OH) 12].? radical anion (see figure). Both approximately icosahedral closo and hypocloso cluster ions were structurally characterized as the cesium salts and their properties were assessed experimentally and theoretically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11242-11245
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume16
Issue number37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • Borates
  • Cage compounds
  • Closomers
  • Electron-deficient compounds
  • Hydroxylation
  • Radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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