Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2010, 75, 1149-1199
Published online 2010-11-10 12:26:17

Fifty years of the closo-decaborate anion chemistry

Igor B. Sivaeva,*, Alexander V. Prikaznova and Daoud Naoufalb,c

a A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vavilov Str. 28, 119991 Moscow, Russia
b EDST, PRASE, Université Libanaise, Hadath, Liban
c Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination Inorganique et Organométallique LCIO, Université Libanaise, Faculté des Sciences I, Hadath, Liban


The review covers the fifty-year period of chemistry of the closo-decaborate anion [B10H10]2– from the first report by Hawthorne and Pitochelli. The main attention is paid to reactions of substitution of various atoms and groups for hydrogen atoms. The general stability of the closo-decaborate cage, including its protonation, cage-opening and cage oxidation reactions, is considered as well. A review with 242 references.

Keywords: closo-Decaborate; Boranes; Synthesis; Derivatives; Applications.

References: 308 live references.