Boron: Polyhedral Carboranes
Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
How to Cite
Hosmane, N. S. and Maguire, J. A. 2006. Boron: Polyhedral Carboranes . Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .
- Published Online: 15 MAR 2006
Carboranes are compounds in which carbon, boron, and hydrogen atoms are present in polyhedral cages. The cages are stabilized by multi-centered bonds, which gives the carboranes unique chemical and structural properties. Many of these compounds are chemically and thermally stable enough to allow their use as boron delivery agent for boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) in cancer treatment and as molecular assemblies.
- electron deficient compounds;
- electron-counting rules;
- diamond-square-diamond (DSD) process