Why is the antipodal effect in closo-1-SB 9H 9 so large? A possible explanation based on the geometry from the concerted use of gas electron diffraction and computational methods

D. Hnyk, D.A. Wann, J. Holub, S. Samdal, D.W.H. Rankin

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The molecular structure of 1-thia-closo-decaborane(9), 1-SB 9H 9, has been determined by the concerted use of gas electron diffraction and quantum-chemical calculations. Assuming C 4v symmetry, the cage structure was distorted from a symmetrically bicapped square antiprism (D 4d symmetry) mainly through substantial expansion of the tetragonal belt of boron atoms adjacent to sulfur. The S-B and (B-B) mean distances are well determined with r h1 = 193.86(14) and 182.14(8) pm, respectively. Geometrical parameters calculated using the MP2(full)/6-311++G** method and at levels reported earlier [MP2(full)/6-311G**, B3LYP/6-311G** and B3LYP/cc-pVQZ], as well as calculated vibrational amplitudes and 11B NMR chemical shifts, are in good agreement with the experimental findings. In particular, the so-called antipodal chemical shift of apical B(10) (71.8 ppm) is reproduced well by the GIAO-MP2 calculations and its large magnitude is schematically accounted for, as is the analogous antipodal chemical shift of B(12) in the twelve-vertex closo-1-SB 11H 11. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5734-5737
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2011

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doi: 10.1039/c1dt10053j

Language of Original Document: English

Correspondence Address: Hnyk, D.; Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the ASCR, v.v.i. No. 1001, CZ-250 68, Husinec-e, Czech Republic; email: hnyk@iic.cas.cz

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  • Antiprisms
  • Boron atom
  • Cage structures
  • Gas electron diffraction
  • Geometrical parameters
  • NMR chemical shifts
  • Quantum-chemical calculation
  • Vibrational amplitudes
  • Boron
  • Boron compounds
  • Chemical shift
  • Computational geometry
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Sulfur
  • Electron diffraction

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