Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1996, 61, 877-887

Cobaltacarboranylacetylene 8,8'-(μ-CHC-CH2S)-(1,2-C2B9H10)2-3-Co(III): Synthesis, Characterization and Polymerization of New Substituted Acetylene

Jiří Vohlídala, Jaromír Plešekb, Jan Sedláčeka, Ivana Císařovác, Pavel Matějkad and Stanislav Heřmánekb

a Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
b Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 250 68 Řež near Prague, Czech Republic
c Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Charles University, 128 40 Prague 2, Czech Republic
d Department of Analytical Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Synthesis, structure and properties of 8,8'-(μ-propargylthio)bis(1,2-dicarbollido)cobaltate, 8,8'-(μ-CHC-CH2S)-(1,2-C2B9H10)2-3-Co(III), are described (NMR, IR, and UV spectra, mass spectrum, X-ray structure, dipole moment) and transformation of this acetylenic monomer into a π-conjugated homopolymer is reported.

Keywords: Bridged metallacarborane; Substituted acetylenes; Metathesis; π-Conjugated polymers.