The topological uniqueness of the deltahedra found in the boranes BnHn2− (6≤n≤12)

R.B. King, A.J.W. Duijvestijn

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    The deltahedra observed experimentally in the borane anions BnHn2− (6≤n≤12) are the only possible n-vertex deltahedra having only degree 4 and 5 vertices. The existence of an 11-vertex deltahedron having only degree 4 or 5 vertices is topologically impossible in accord with the presence of a degree 6 vertex in the observed structure for B11H112−.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)55-57
    JournalInorganica chimica acta
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


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