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Issue 13, 2015
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Carboranes in the chemist's toolbox

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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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17 Jan 2015
13 Feb 2015
First published
13 Feb 2015

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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