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Structural Chemistry of Group 13 Elements

Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou and Thomas Chung Wai Mak

in Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199216949
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191711992 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0013

Series: International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography

 Structural Chemistry of Group 13 Elements

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About 80% of this chapter is devoted to the particularly rich structural chemistry of boron. There are sections on elemental boron, metal and non-metal borides, boranes and carboranes, boric acids, and borates. In the section on boranes and carboranes, electron-counting rules are introduced to account for the relationship between the bonding and structures of these compounds. For the remaining Group 13 elements, there are sections on their organometallic compounds with novel features (such as bridged structures, M-M bonding, π bonding, etc.) and on naked anionic metalloid clusters.

Keywords: icosahedron; boranes; borax; boric acid; borides; carboranes; In-In bonds; M-M bonds; metallacarboranes; thallides

Chapter.  14323 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Crystallography

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