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C[BOND]C Bond Cleavage of Zwitterionic Carboranes Promoted by a Half-Sandwich Iridium(III) Complex

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  • Dr. Zi-Jian Yao,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65641740
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  • Dr. Yue-Jian Lin,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65641740
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  • Dr. Zhen-Hua Li,

    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65641740
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  • Prof. Dr. Guo-Xin Jin

    Corresponding author
    1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65641740
    2. State Key Laboratory of Organometallic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Shanghai 200032 (P. R. China)
    • Shanghai Key Laboratory of Molecular Catalysis and Functional Materials, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200433 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 21-65641740
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Abstract

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Open-and-shut case: The cage C[BOND]C bond cleavage of monosubstituted carborane derivatives at room temperature has now been achieved. This approach, which is facilitated by half-sandwich complexes, provides a facile and direct synthesis of pseudocloso metallacarboranes (see scheme; dots indicate carbon atoms).

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