o-Carboranylcarbene and m-Carboranylcarbene

Sarangan L. Chari, Sheau Hwa Chiang, Maitland Jones

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Addition of o- and m-carboranylcarbene to olefins takes place in a largely stereospecific fashion. In the addition to cis olefins, it is the anti isomer that predominates. Insertion into carbon-hydrogen bonds occurs with a secondary/primary selectivity ratio of 3.0. (Methyl-o-carboranyl)carbene behaves like tolylcarbene in intramolecular reactions. It yields vinyl-o-carborane and the carborane analogue of benzocyclobutene. (Methyl-m-carboranyl)carbene does not give vinyl-m-carborane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3138-3145
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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