A metal encapsulated boron atom: Preparation and structure of [Fe 4(CO)12B{AuPPh3}3]

Karen S. Harpp, Catherine E. Housecroft*, Arnold L. Rheingold, Musa S. Shongwe

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The preparation and structural characterisation of the heterometallic cluster [Fe4(CO)12B{AuPPh3}3] are described: the new compound is the first example of a structurally characterised cluster containing a naked boron atom, i.e. a discrete metal boride cluster; the boron atom is within bonding contact of all seven metal atoms and this unique environment is reflected by an exceptional downfield n.m.r. shift for the 11B resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-966
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine


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