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Polyhedral boron clusters in materials science

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Robust three-dimensional structure, aromaticity, high chemical and thermal stability of polyhedral boron clusters make them promising candidates for use in materials science. Boron clusters have been used for the synthesis of luminescent materials, polymers, coordination polymers or metal–organic frameworks, dendrimers, liquid crystals, and nonlinear optical materials. Some of these clusters have been used as molecular building blocks in nanoscience. This review summarizes the applications of polyhedral boron clusters in materials science.

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The article was received on 12 Mar 2011, accepted on 06 May 2011 and first published on 10 Jun 2011

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1NJ20228F
Citation: New J. Chem., 2011,35, 1955-1972
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    Polyhedral boron clusters in materials science

    B. P. Dash, R. Satapathy, J. A. Maguire and N. S. Hosmane, New J. Chem., 2011, 35, 1955
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NJ20228F

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