Reversible hypercloso-closo interconversion by means of simple redox chemistry: Two-electron reduction of hypercloso-[1-(η6-C6Me6)-1-RuB9H9] (1) gives the closo dianion 22-, which displays the bicapped square- antiprismatic structure expected for a closo cluster with 2n+2 skeletal electrons. The dianion 22- is quantitatively oxidized back to 1 by simple air oxidation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)|
|State||Published - Apr 17 2000|
- Cluster compounds
- Redox chemistry
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