Thermal and photochemical pathways of a 10-vertex Rhodium metallaborane

Pei Ma, Ralf Littger, James T. Spencer

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The thermal and photochemical pathway of compound 1 [6-(η5-C5Me5)-nido-6-RhB9H13] is reported. Under thermal conditions, compound 1 was converted to [hypercloso-(η5-C5Me5)RhB9H9] (2) through the loss of two dihydrogen molecules in toluene. In contrast, under UV irradiation, compound 1 undergoes reactions in benzene to give the previously known compound [nido-5-(η5-C5Me5)RhB9H13] (3). The hypercloso compound 2 is the first Rhodium containing hypercloso-metalladecaborane, while the photochemically induced isomerization is unprecedented. The compounds were identified using spectroscopic methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-247
Number of pages6
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
StatePublished - May 24 2018


  • Hypercloso
  • Isomization
  • Metallaborane
  • Photochemistry
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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