carborane


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carborane

[′kär·bə‚rān]
(organic chemistry)
Any of a class of compounds containing boron, carbon, and hydrogen.
B10C2H12 A specific member of the class.
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As for polymer CB-PVSEPE, it has the highest reaction degree of--C[equivalent to]CH groups among the three polymers to form terminated carborane (see Table 2).
The carborane structures in the polymer chains were confirmed by FTIR and NMR spectroscopies.
Therefore, the carborane units in the polymers are believed to be responsible for the dramatic increase in thermooxidative stability.
The results indicate the enhanced thermooxidative performance brought by carborane.
In the ACS Nano paper, Weiss and his colleagues report enabling types of carboranes called carboranethiols to assemble into a layer attached to a gold surface through sulfur-gold bonds.
3]-substituents on the acidities of the smallest carborane acids calculated so far were investigated.
Alkylated carborane anions and radicals: tools for organic and inorganic chemists.
Carborane derivatives--the least coordinating anions and the strongest acids.
For describing the systems, analogy with benzene [pi]-bonding and aromaticity has been used, which in the case of carboranes is expressed as [sigma]-aromaticity [3].
In the study, Lee and his research team used carboranes to build new drugs designed to shut off a cancer cell's energy production, which is vital for the cell's survival.
With carboranes, Lee found that the drug is able to bind 10 times more powerfully.
The reason why these drugs bind stronger to their target is because carboranes exploit a unique and very strong form of hydrogen bonding, the strongest form of interactions for drugs," Lee said.