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Dr. Constantin Romanescu, Timur R. Galeev, Wei-Li Li, Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Boldyrev and Prof. Dr. Lai-Sheng Wang Aromatic Metal-Centered Monocyclic Boron Rings: Co©B8− and Ru©B9− Angewandte Chemie International Edition 50

Version of Record online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201104166

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Perfect symmetry: Photoelectron spectroscopy and theoretical calculations show that the B8 and B9 rings are stabilized by the metal atoms in Co©B8 and Ru©B9, which possess D8h and D9h symmetry, respectively (see picture). The bonding between the metal atom and the boron ring is described by six delocalized σ electrons and six delocalized π electrons, which result in double aromaticity.

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