Cyclodimerization of isocyanates promoted by one large vertex metallaborane

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The 10-vertex Manganese-decaborane [nido-6-Mn(CO)3B9H13][NMe4] was found to act as an efficient catalyst for isocyanate cyclodimerization under photo-irradiation conditions. The reaction yields were comparable with other metal catalyst reported in literature. One of the products was characterized by X-ray crystallographic study and reaction mechanism was also proposed. The results are very encouraging as they represent first examples of a large metallaborane compound to catalyze the cyclodimerization of isocyanates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Jul 15 2018


  • Catalyst
  • Cyclodimerization
  • Isocyanate
  • Metallaborane
  • Photochemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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