Alexander Himmelspach

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The range of electrochemical stability of a series of weakly coordinating halogenated (Hal=F, Cl, Br, I) 1-carba-closo-dodecaborate anions, [1-R-CB(11)X(5)Y(6)](-) (R=H, Me; X=H, Hal, Me; Y=Hal), has been established by using quantum chemical calculations and electrochemical methods. The structures of the neutral and dianionic radicals, as well as the(More)
The microwave-assisted Pd-catalyzed Kumada-type cross-coupling reaction of iodinated carba-closo-dodecaborate anions requires smaller amounts of Grignard reagent and catalyst and results in higher yields in much shorter reaction times in comparison to a reaction with conventional heat transfer. 12-Ph(3)P-closo-1-CB(11)H(11) was identified as the side(More)
Carba-closo-dodecaborate anions with two functional groups have been synthesized via a simple two-step procedure starting from monoamino-functionalized {closo-1-CB11 } clusters. Iodination at the antipodal boron atom provided access to [1-H2 N-12-I-closo-1-CB11 H10 ](-) (1 a) and [2-H2 N-12-I-closo-1-CB11 H10 ](-) (2 a), which have been transformed into the(More)
The coordination of acetonitrile and water to the Hg atom in [Hg(closo-1-CB(11)F(11))(2)](2-) (1) reveals the Lewis acidity of the Hg(II) center, which is unprecedented, since 1 is a dianion. Both coordination compounds were characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction, vibrational spectroscopy, and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). In contrast,(More)
Disubstituted carba-closo-dodecaborate anions with one functional group bonded to the cluster carbon atom and one ethynyl group bonded to the antipodal boron atom were synthesized from easily accessible {closo-1-CB11} clusters. [Et4N][1-NC-12-HC≡C-closo-1-CB11H10] ([Et4N]4b) was prepared starting from Cs[12-Et3SiC≡C-closo-1-CB11H11] (Cs1c) via salts of the(More)
Two formula units of the title compound, 2-H(3)N-closo-1-CB(11)H(11)·CH(3)CH(2)OH or CH(14)B(11)N·C(2)H(5)OH, form a ring motif of R(4) (2)(8) type in the solid state that surrounds a crystallographic center of symmetry. The ring motif is a result of N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In contrast to many structures of {closo-1-CB(11)} clusters, the assignment of the(More)
Deboronation of closo-1,7-C2B10H12 and 1-R1-closo-1,2-C2B10H12 (R1 = Me, Ph) with anhydrous [Me4N]F yields [Me4N][BHF3] that is the first structurally characterized anion of the series [BHxF4-x]- (x = 1-3). Deboronation of 9,12-R22-closo-1,7-C2B10H12 (R2 = H, I) gives a mixture of [Me4N][BHF3] and [Me4N][1-HF2B-9,12-R22-closo-1,2-C2B10H9].
The increasing interest in the supramolecular chemistry of gold(I) compounds is a result of the unusual, for example optical properties, of these substances that are a result of interand intramolecular aurophilic interactions. In turn, the self-assembly is often based on the intermolecular gold– gold interactions. Salts of the tetranuclear(More)
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