Synthesis and Characterization of Oxonium Functionalized Rhenium Metallaborane

Pei Ma, Tiffany M.Smith Pellizzeri, Jon Zubieta, James T. Spencer

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Abstract: The synthesis, characterization, and reaction mechanism of a series of oxonium derivatives of the rhenium containing metalladecaborane [nido-6-Re(CO)3B9H13][NMe4] are reported herein. The oxonium species were synthesized using tetrahydrofuran, 1,4-dioxane, and diethyl ether. The crystal structure of the tetrahydrofuran derivative [2-(CH2)4O-nido-6-Re(CO)3B9H12] was determined and compared to the isostructural manganese compound. The title compound crystallizes in the Triclinic space group P-1 with (a = 7.0835(5) Å, b = 9.6971(6) Å, c = 12.5762(8) Å, α = 73.5750(10)º, β = 75.5520(10)º, γ = 87.061(2)º, volume = 802.22(9), Z = 2). This facile functionalization strategy will facilitate future investigations of rhenium containing metallaboranes and metallacarboranes. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Crystallography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020


  • Functionalization
  • Metallaborane
  • Metalladecaborane
  • Oxonium derivatives
  • Rhenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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