Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 679-727

Chemistry of closo-Dodecaborate Anion [B12H12]2-: A Review

Igor B. Sivaeva,b,*, Vladimir I. Bregadzea and Stefan Sjöbergb

a A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Str. 28, 119991 Moscow, Russia
b Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 531, S-751 21 Uppsala, Sweden:


Synthesis and chemical properties of the closo-dodecaborate anion [B12H12]2- and its derivatives are reviewed. Attention is also paid to potential applications of the closo-dodecaborate derivatives with emphasis on medical applications. A review with 325 references.

Keywords: closo-Dodecaborate; Synthesis; Derivatives; Applications.

References: 330 live references.