Reaction of 1,2-dimercapto-1,2-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane under basic conditions with appropriate dihalogenated organic compounds results in the formation of macrocycles incorporating 7,8-dicarbaundecaborate or 1,2-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane units. Polymers are obviated by using high dilution. The crystal structure of 1,2-(3′-oxapentane-1′,5′- dithiolato-SS′)-1′,2′-dicarba-closo-dodecaborane has been determined. It crystallizes in space group P21/a with four formula units in a cell of dimensions a = 11.708(2), b = 10.209(3), c = 12.613(3) Å, and β = 109.04(2)°.
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1990|