Dalton Trans 2018 Feb;47(7):2453-2459
Shanghai-Hong Kong Joint Laboratory in Chemical Synthesis, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, China.
A variety of carborane-fused carbo- and heterocycles were prepared in good to high isolated yields via the reaction of carborane-fused zirconacyclopentane with a series of substrates such as S, Se, Te, CO, XylNC, MeOOC-CH[double bond, length as m-dash]N, PhPCl, BuSnCl and MeGeCl. However, it was found that the Zr-C bond in the zirconacyclopentane did not show any reactivity towards PhBCl, PhCN and PhCH[double bond, length as m-dash]NPh. This approach represents a promising route to functionalized carboranes that are difficult to access by conventional methods. Read More