Photochemistry and infrared spectrum of single-bridged diborane(5) anion isolated in solid argon.


Three-center two-electron bonds are important for understanding electron-deficient molecules. To examine such a molecule, we produced a diborane(5) anion with a single-bridged structure upon electron bombardment during matrix deposition of Ar containing a small proportion of diborane(6). The diborane(5) anion was destroyed upon photolysis at 180, 220, 385… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.4961262