Issue Date: November 30, 2015 | Web Date: November 24, 2015
Boron Ring Takes Aromaticity To A New Low
By virtue of synthesizing a stable B3 ring, a team of inorganic chemists has prepared the lightest aromatic species that is experimentally possible. In addition to helping researchers better understand chemical structure and bonding, the sandwich molecule the team made containing two B3 rings connected by sodium ions could serve a practical purpose as the first of a family of precursor compounds for preparing semiconducting, superconducting, and magnetic materials.
Thomas Kupfer, Holger . . .
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