Unravelling phenomenon of internal rotation in B13+ through chemical bonding analysis

Gerardo Martínez-Guajardo, Alina P. Sergeeva, Alexander I. Boldyrev, Thomas Heine, Jesus M. Ugalde, Gabriel Merino

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Abstract

We describe and explain the fluxionality of B13+. The chemical bonding analysis shows that the inner triangle of B13 + is bound to the peripheral ring by delocalized bonds only, allowing a quasi-free rotation of the inner ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6242-6244
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jun 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Martínez-Guajardo, G., Sergeeva, A. P., Boldyrev, A. I., Heine, T., Ugalde, J. M., & Merino, G. (2011). Unravelling phenomenon of internal rotation in B13+ through chemical bonding analysis. Chemical Communications, 47(22), 6242-6244. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1cc10821b