The boranes and their relatives.

@article{Lipscomb1977TheBA,
  title={The boranes and their relatives.},
  author={William N. Lipscomb},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={196 4294},
  pages={
          1047-55
        }
}
This year, 1976, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded for research in pure inorganic chemistry, in particular the boranes. May I say that I am most pleased and profoundly grateful. My own orientation to this field has been, as it has in all of my studies, the relationships of the chemical behavior of molecules to their three-dimensional geometrical and electronic structures. The early work on the molecular structures of boranes by X-ray diffraction led to a reasonable basis for a… Expand
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