Very useful paper for niche applications using metallacarboranes


Covalent attachment of 1,4-dioxane to beta born of ferracarborane sandwich complexes which can be easily outfitted with many organic functional groups. Procedure worked as reported, with moderate yields of 60-70%. Higher yields were achieved at smaller scales (ca. less than 1g ferracarborane). Very easy to purify product using column chromatography due to the fact it is zwitterionic.  Opening the dioxane ring with various nucleophiles allowed for a wide variety of organic functional groups to be utilized for various applications as reported. Yields in ring-opening reactions ranged from 60-95% depending on the nucleophile and easy of purification.

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