Alkoxy derivatives of dodecaborate: Discrete nanomolecular ions with tunable pseudometallic properties

Mark W. Lee*, Omar K. Farha, M. Frederick Hawthorne, Corwin H. Hansch

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Twelve of one, a dozen of the other: Synthetic pseudometallic molecules were prepared by fully substituting the [B 12H12]2_ ion with 12 alkoxy groups. Reversible redox reactions reveal substituent-dependent potentials varying over 1.2 V (see picture) which were characterized and correlated using Hammett and QSAR linear free-energy relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3018-3022
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume46
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2007

Keywords

  • Boranes
  • Cage compounds
  • Redox chemistry
  • Structure-activity relationships
  • Substituent effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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