Carboranes in the chemist's toolbox.

  title={Carboranes in the chemist's toolbox.},
  author={Russell N. Grimes},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  volume={44 13},
  • R. Grimes
  • Published 17 March 2015
  • Chemistry
  • Dalton transactions
Once seldom encountered outside of a few laboratories, carboranes are now everywhere, playing a role in the development of a broad range of technologies encompassing organic synthesis, radionuclide handling, drug design, heat-resistant polymers, cancer therapy, nanomaterials, catalysis, metal-organic frameworks, molecular machines, batteries, electronic devices, and more. This perspective highlights selected examples in which the special attributes of carboranes and metallacarboranes are being… 

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