Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2002, 67, 949-952

New Multigram-Scale Preparation of 1,10-Dicarba-closo-decaborane

Josef Holub, Tomáš Jelínek and Zbyněk Janoušek*

Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 250 68 Řež, Czech Republic


Ten vertex p-carborane, 1,10-C2B8H10 (1), has been prepared in high yield from nido-carborane 5,6-C2B8H12 (2) in one pot reaction by thermal dehydrogenation followed by skeletal rearrangement.

Keywords: Boranes; Carboranes; Ten-vertex; nido-Carborane; p-Carborane; closo-Carborane; Plešek oxidation; Rearrangements.

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