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Synthesis of perhydroxydodecaborate salts and related species

United States Patent

November 27, 2001
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New icosahedral borohydrates Cs.sub.2 [closo-B.sub.12 (OH).sub.12 ]; Cs[closo-1-H-1-CB.sub.11 (OH).sub.11 ]; and closo-1,12-H.sub.2 -1,12-C.sub.2 B.sub.10 (OH).sub.10 are disclosed. Also set forth are their preparation by refluxing the icosahedral boranes [closo-B.sub.12 H.sub.12 ].sup.2-, [closo-1-CB.sub.11 H.sub.12 ].sup.- and closo-1,12-(CH.sub.2 OH).sub.2 -1,12-C.sub.2 B.sub.10 H.sub.10 with a hydroxylating agent, preferably 30%.sub.w hydrogen peroxide.
Hawthorne; M. Frederick (Encino, CA), Peymann; Toralf (Los Angeles, CA), Herzog; Axel Hans-Joachim (Los Angeles, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 546,108
April 10, 2000
This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FG02-92ER61975 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.