Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 808-812

The Reaction of Cp*ReH6, Cp* = C5Me5, with Monoborane to Yield a Novel Rhenaborane. Synthesis and Characterization of arachno-Cp*ReH3B3H8

Sundargopal Ghosh, Alicia M. Beatty and Thomas P. Fehlner*

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5670, U.S.A.


The rhenaborane Cp*ReH3B3H8, which is generated by the reaction of Cp*ReH6 with BH3·THF, has been characterized spectroscopically in solution and by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction study in the solid state as a hydrogen-rich arachno-metallatetraborane.

Keywords: Boranes; Metallaboranes; Metal complexes; Rhenium; Half-sandwich complexes.

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