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Carboranes in the chemist's toolbox

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Abstract

Once seldom encountered outside of a few laboratories, carboranes are now everywhere, playing a role in the development of a broad range of technologies encompassing organic synthesis, radionuclide handling, drug design, heat-resistant polymers, cancer therapy, nanomaterials, catalysis, metal–organic frameworks, molecular machines, batteries, electronic devices, and more. This perspective highlights selected examples in which the special attributes of carboranes and metallacarboranes are being exploited for targeted purposes in the laboratory and in the wider world.

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2015, accepted on 13 Feb 2015 and first published on 13 Feb 2015


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00231A
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 5939-5956
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    Carboranes in the chemist's toolbox

    R. N. Grimes, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 5939
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT00231A

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