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Pure Appl. Chem., 2003, Vol. 75, No. 9, pp. 1315-1323

Evolving patterns in boron cluster chemistry

Mark A. Fox and Ken Wade

Chemistry Department, University Science Laboratories, Durham, DH1 3LE, UK

Abstract: This paper outlines the development of our knowledge and understanding of the structures and bonding of boron cluster compounds, with particular reference to the evolving complementary roles localized bonding and molecular orbital treatments have played in providing simple rationalizations of their polyhedral molecules.