B182−: Ax quasi-planar bowl member of the Wankel motor family

Diego Moreno, Sudip Pan, Lei Liu Zeonjuk, Rafael Islas, Edison Osorio, Gerardo Martínez Guajardo, Pratim K. Chattaraj, Thomas Heine, Gabriel Merino

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A quasi-planar member of the so-called ‘Wankel motor’ family, B182−, is found. This boron cluster is an electronically stable dianion and a concentric doubly σ- and π-aromatic system. The inner B6 unit in B182− undergoes quasi-free rotation inside the perimeter of the B12 ring. The absence of any localized σ-bond between the inner ring and the peripheral boron atoms makes the system fluxional.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8140-8143
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number60
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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