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S-block complexes of a, α'-stabilized carbanions: Rings, chains, and 2D networks

Henderson, K.W. and Kennedy, A.R. and MacDougall, D.J. (2004) S-block complexes of a, α'-stabilized carbanions: Rings, chains, and 2D networks. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 179 (4/5). pp. 795-798. ISSN 1042-6507

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The inorganic cage compounds, dicarba-closo-dodecaboranes (carboranes), are chemical building blocks of remarkable thermal and chemical stability, with spherical geometry and exceptional hydrophobic character. We have focused on medicinal drug design using carboranes as a hydrophobic pharmacophore and have developed a potent estrogen agonist, BE120. We also have applied carboranes for structural chemistry, utilizing their specific three-dimensional character to obtain multilayer aromatic structures.