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Hypercarbons in polyhedral structures

Jemmis, Eluvathingal D and Jayasree, Elambalassery G and Pattiyil, Parameswaran (2006) Hypercarbons in polyhedral structures. In: Chemical Society Reviews, 35 (2). pp. 157-168.

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Though carbon is mostly tetravalent and tetracoordinated, there are several examples where the coordination number exceeds four. Structural varieties that exhibit hypercarbons in polyhedral structures such as polyhedral carboranes, sandwich complexes, encapsulated polyhedral structures and novel planar aromatic systems with atoms embedded in the middle are reviewed here. The structural variety anticipated with hypercoordinate carbon among carboranes is large as there are many modes of condensation that could lead to large number of new patterns. The relative stabilities of positional isomers of polyhedral carboranes, sandwich structures, and endohedral carboranes are briefly described. The mito rule accounts for the variety of structural patterns. Wheel-shaped and planar hypercoordinated molecules are recent theoretical developments in this area.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Chemical Society Reviews
Publisher: Royal Society Of Chemistry
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society Of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 05:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17424

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