Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2007, 72, 1639-1645

Macropolyhedral Boron-Containing Cluster Chemistry. Intermolecular Coordination via Hydrogen-Metal Interaction. The Solvent-Free Synthesis and Dimeric Constitution of [Pd2B36H40(PMe2Ph)4]

Michael G. S. Londesborough, Colin A. Kilner and John D. Kennedy*

The School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT U.K.


[Pd2B36H40(PMe2Ph)4], from the solvent-free thermolysis of [(PMe2Ph)2PdB8H12] with B10H14, has a unique dimeric structure in which two novel {PdB18H20(PMe2Ph)2} nineteen-vertex arachno-palladadecaborano-〈PdB〉-nido-palladaundecaborane units are held together by reciprocal hydrogen-to-metal linkages.

Keywords: Solvent-free synthesis; Boranes; Metallaboranes; Boron clusters; 36-boron cluster compound; X-Ray structure; Hydrogen-linked dimerisation; Macropolyhedral metallaborane dimer.

References: 25 live references.