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B182−: a quasi-planar bowl member of the Wankel motor family

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Abstract

A quasi-planar member of the so-called ‘Wankel motor’ family, B182−, is found. This boron cluster is an electronically stable dianion and a concentric doubly σ- and π-aromatic system. The inner B6 unit in B182− undergoes quasi-free rotation inside the perimeter of the B12 ring. The absence of any localized σ-bond between the inner ring and the peripheral boron atoms makes the system fluxional.

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The article was received on 26 Mar 2014, accepted on 28 Apr 2014 and first published on 29 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02225D
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 8140-8143
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    B182−: a quasi-planar bowl member of the Wankel motor family

    D. Moreno, S. Pan, L. L. Zeonjuk, R. Islas, E. Osorio, G. Martínez-Guajardo, P. K. Chattaraj, T. Heine and G. Merino, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 8140
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02225D

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