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N,O-Type Carborane-Based Materials

Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Campus U.A.B., 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
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Academic Editor: Umit B. Demirci
Crystals 2016, 6(5), 50;
Received: 29 March 2016 / Revised: 25 April 2016 / Accepted: 27 April 2016 / Published: 4 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Boron-Based (Nano-)Materials: Fundamentals and Applications)
This review summarizes the synthesis and coordination chemistry of a series of carboranyl ligands containing N,O donors. Such carborane-based ligands are scarcely reported in the literature when compared to other heteroatom-containing donors. The synthetic routes for metal complexes of these N,O-type carborane ligands are summarized and the properties of such complexes are described in detail. Particular attention is paid to the effect that the incorporation of carboranes has into the coordination chemistry of the otherwise carbon-based ligands and the properties of such materials. The reported complexes show a variety of properties such as those used in magnetic, chiroptical, nonlinear optical, catalytic and biomedical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: metal complexes; carboranes; functional materials; N,O-donors; reactivity; chirality metal complexes; carboranes; functional materials; N,O-donors; reactivity; chirality
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Planas, J.G.; Teixidor, F.; Viñas, C. N,O-Type Carborane-Based Materials. Crystals 2016, 6, 50.

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