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Boron: Metallacarbaboranes

  1. Catherine E. Housecroft

Published Online: 13 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia026.pub2

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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Housecroft, C. E. 2008. Boron: Metallacarbaboranes. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2008


Metallacarbaboranes comprise carbon, boron, and metal-atom-containing clusters. The classes of compounds and their syntheses are described, as well as skeletal isomerism, electrochemistry, and reactivity. The applications of metallacarbaboranes in biosciences, medicinal chemistry, and materials science are gradually becoming more significant.


  • boron;
  • carbaborane;
  • cluster;
  • heteroatoms;
  • metal