Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1999, 64, 783-805

Chemistry of Cobalt Bis(dicarbollides). A Review

Igor B. Sivaev* and Vladimir I. Bregadze

A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Science, 28 Vavilov Str., 117813, Moscow, Russia


Synthesis and chemical properties of cobalt bis(dicarbollides) [commo-3,3'-Co(1,2-C2B9H11)2]- and [commo-2,2'-Co(1,7-C2B9H11)2]- and their derivatives are reviewed. An attention is also paid to potential applications of cobalt bis(dicarbollides). A review with 132 references.

Keywords: Boranes; Carboranes; Cobalt; Sandwich complexes; Metallacarboranes.