Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 2593-2603

Degradation-insertion reactions of decaborane(14) with inorganic salts

Karel Baše

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 250 68 Řež


Decaborane(14) reacts with NaNO2 in tetrahydrofuran forming the [9-tetrahydrofuran-6-NO2B10H12]- salt which after protonization with concentrated H2SO4 or diluted HCl affords azaboranes 6-NB9H12 and 4-NB8H13, respectively. The 6-NB9H12 azaborane is hydrolyzed to the 4-NB8H13 azaborane and reacts with Lewis bases under the formation of the 9-L-6-NB9H12 ligand derivatives (L = (CH)S, CHCN, (CH)P). By the reduction of 9-CHCN-6-NBH with LiAlH4 in tetrahydrofuran the 6-NB9H13- anion was prepared. By an analogous reaction of decaborane(14) with KHSO3 in water and by a subsequent protonization of the formed intermediate with concentrated H2SO4 or diluted HCl the thiaboranes 6-SB9H11 and 4-SB8H12, respectively, were prepared. The reaction of decaborane(14) with Na2SeO3 in tetrahydrofuran followed by the protonization of the intermediate with diluted HCl afforded the 7,8-Se2B9H9 species. Structures of all compounds were proposed on the basis of the 11B and 1H NMR spectra; in the case of 4-NB8H13, the structure was determined by the X-ray diffraction analysis.