Other name: m-Dicarbadodecaborane; Carborane; 1,3-Dicarbadodecaboran
Appearance: white powder
Package: 25g, 100g, 500g, 1Kg
Carboranes have been used to make solid superacids. Solid superacid catalysts alleviate the need to dispose of spent acids, thus providing a significant environmental advantage over dissolved acids.
Carboranes have been explored as a source of boron in boron neutron capture therapy. They have also been examined in structural studies in crystallography.
A prominent example is the charge-neutral C2B10H12 or o-carborane with the prefix o derived from ortho. This derivative has been consider for a wide range of applications from heat-resistant polymers to medical applications. The electronic structure of these cluster compounds has been described by Wade-Mingos rules. Carborane acid is the chlorinated superacid H(CHB11Cl11), which has the structure shown at right.
m-Carborane CAS:16986-24-6 is carborane derived from Decaborane (14) , which is white powder. It is available in kilogram scale.
The following borane derivatives are also available.