Polyhedral boranes and elemental boron: direct structural relations and diverse electronic requirements.

@article{Jemmis2001PolyhedralBA,
  title={Polyhedral boranes and elemental boron: direct structural relations and diverse electronic requirements.},
  author={Eluvathingal D. Jemmis and Musiri M. Balakrishnarajan},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2001},
  volume={123 18},
  pages={4324-30}
}
Details of the electronic and structural connections between macropolyhedral boranes and elemental boron are reported. The nature of electron deficiency in the beta-rhombohedral polymorph of boron is analyzed by using a molecular fragments approach with boranes as model systems. The B57H36 molecule constructed from such an approach has three more electrons… CONTINUE READING