Synthesis of alkoxy derivatives of the 10-vertex manganadecaborane [nido-6-Mn(CO)3B9H13][NMe4]

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

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The facile synthesis of cyclic oxonium derivatives of the manganadecaborane 1 is reported. A reported THF substituted compound 2 was prepared by using this method. The yield was improved to 90% from previously reported 26%. A similar 1,4-dioxane substituted compound was also prepared and its structure was confirmed by single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. This demonstrates the success of the approach and extends the cyclic oxonium methods to metallaboranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-225
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Alkoxy derivatives
  • Metallaborane
  • Polyhedral borane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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