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Facile preparation and dehydrogenation of unsolvated KB3H8

Abstract

Efficient synthesis of unsolvated KB3H8 has been achieved by the reaction of liquid K-Na alloy with BH3·THF at room temperature. KB3H8 was found to release hydrogen and minor boranes by subsequent cleavage of its B-H and B-H-B bonds during pyrolysis, and yield K2B12H12 as a major product.

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The article was received on 16 Aug 2017, accepted on 11 Sep 2017 and first published on 12 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06414D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Facile preparation and dehydrogenation of unsolvated KB3H8

    X. Zheng, Y. Yang, F. Zhao, F. Fang and Y. Guo, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC06414D

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