B19-: An aromatic wankel motor

J. Oscar C. Jiménez-Halla, Rafael Islas, Thomas Heine, Gabriel Merino

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figure presented The magic roundabout: The B19- cluster behaves like a molecular Wankel engine (see picture) in which the two concentric boron rings rotate in opposite directions. During the rotation the cluster remains planar owing to a marginal rotational energy barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5668-5671
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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