12 A nido-6-manganadecaborane salt

A.R. Kennedy, J.H. Morris

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A new manganadecaborane has been isolated as a previously unsuspected product from the reaction of [Mn(CO)5Br] with K[B9H14]. The anion of tetra­butyl­ammonium 5-bromo-6,6,6-tri­carbonyl-6-manganadodeca­hydro­decaborate(1−), (C16H36N)­[Mn(B9H12Br)(CO)3], has a nido cage structure. The Mn atom is bonded through three B - Mn bonds of similar length [2.221 (4), 2.224 (3) and 2.236 (3) î..] and two bridging H atoms. The position of the bromo substituent breaks the twofold symmetry of the cage found in simple analogues, and this is reflected in the B - B bond parameters.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-270
Number of pages1
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2000


  • manganadecaborane
  • anion
  • tetra­butyl­ammoni
  • m
  • twofold symmet
  • y
  • B - B bond parameters


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