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The Modulating Possibilities of Dicarbollide Clusters:  Optimizing the Kharasch Catalysts

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posted on 09.09.2003, 00:00 by Oscar Tutusaus, Clara Viñas, Rosario Núñez, Francesc Teixidor, Albert Demonceau, Sébastien Delfosse, Alfred F. Noels, Ignasi Mata, Elies Molins
exo-Cluster dicarbollides substitution has allowed tuning of the E° (Ru(II)/Ru(III)) potential to obtain the best-performing Kharasch catalyst. We postulate that this is possible through the to-and-fro electron movement between the boron cluster and the sulfonium moieties.