B22- and B23-: all-boron analogues of anthracene and phenanthrene.

Abstract

Clusters of boron atoms exhibit intriguing size-dependent structures and chemical bonding that are different from bulk boron and may lead to new boron-based nanostructures. We report a combined photoelectron spectroscopic and ab initio study of the 22- and 23-atom boron clusters. The joint experimental and theoretical investigation shows that B(22)(-) and B… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/ja307605t

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