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Structure of closo-NB9H10[1]

Azaborane usually refers a borane cluster where BH vertices are replaced by N or NR (R = H, organic substituent). Like many of the related boranes, these clusters are polyhedra and can be classified as closo-, nido-, arachno-, etc. Within the context of Wade's rules, NR is a 4-electron vertex, and N is a 3-electron vertex. Prominent examples are the charge-neutral nido-NB10H13 (i.e. (NH)(BH)10) and closo-NB11H12 (i.e. (NH)(BH)11).[2] Azaboranes can also refer to simpler compounds including iminoboranes (formula = RN=NR') and borazines.

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  1. ^ Lenka Schneider, Ulli Englert, Peter Paetzold (1994). "Die Kristallstruktur von Aza‐closo‐decaboran NB9H10". Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 620: 1191–1193. doi:10.1002/zaac.19946200711.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ P. Paetzold (1991). "New Perspectives in Boron-Nitrogen Chemistry-I" (PDF). Pure Appl. Chem. 63: 345–350. doi:10.1351/pac199163030345.

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