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Pure Appl. Chem., 2001, Vol. 73, No. 2, pp. 361-365

New class of metallacarboranes incorporating the η7-carboranyl ligand

Zuowei Xie

Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, P. R. China

Abstract: This article provides an overview of our work on the synthesis, molecular structure, and bonding of a novel class of 13-vertex closo-metallacarboranes incorporating the h7-carboranyl ligand. This bonding mode can only be observed in the d0/fn transition-metal ions with the proper size.