High yield C-derivatization of weakly coordinating carborane anions

Inorg Chem. 2010 Jun 7;49(11):4726-8. doi: 10.1021/ic100053u.


Unlike the "parent" carborane anion CHB(11)H(11)(-), halogenated carborane anions such as CHB(11)H(5)Br(6)(-) can be readily C-functionalized in high yield and purity, enhancing their utility as weakly coordinating anions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anions / chemistry
  • Boranes / chemistry*
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Organometallic Compounds / chemical synthesis*
  • Organometallic Compounds / chemistry
  • Stereoisomerism


  • Anions
  • Boranes
  • Organometallic Compounds