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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry