Oxidation-reduction and photochemical reactions of metalladecaborane clusters: The interconversion of hypercloso-[(η6-C6Me6)RuB9H9] and closo-[(η6-C6Me6)RuB9H9]2-

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1472-1474
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 17 2000



  • Boranes
  • Cluster compounds
  • Redox chemistry
  • Ruthenium

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  • Chemistry(all)

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