The Application of the 4n Series Method to Categorize Metalloboranes
- Enos Kiremire
Metalloboranes have been categorized by using 4n series method. More than one hundred metalloboranes have been analyzed and characterized by the method. The clusters have been found to be centered within the series range S = 4n+6 to 4n-8. According to the classification, the clusters of series S= 4n+0 are mono-capped, S = 4n-2, bi-capped, S = 4n-4, tri-capped, S = 4n-6, tetra-capped and S= 4n-8, penta-capped. Whereas the known stable boranes have almost non-existent capped boranes, such clusters are prevalent within metalloborane complexes. This implies that metal fragments have the potency of stabilizing the fragile capped boranes.
- Albert JohnEditorial Assistant