Nomenclature for boranes and related species

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  • Michael Beckett
  • Bernd Brellochs
    Boron Hydride Highlights, Neufahrn
  • Igor T. Chizhevsky
    Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Ture Damhus
    Novozymes A/S
  • Karl-Heinz Hellwich
    Beilstein-­Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften
  • John D. Kennedy
    Leeds University
  • Risto Laitinen
    University of Oulu
  • Warren H. Powell
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Daniel Rabinovich
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Clara Vinas
    Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC)
  • Andrey Yerin
    Advanced Chemistry Development, Moscow
An appraisal of the current IUPAC recommendations for the nomenclature of boranes and related systems has been undertaken. New developments in the field have been investigated and existing nomenclature systems have been adapted to accommodate these new developments. The principal areas considered are stoichiometric and structural nomenclature (including heteroatom and metal-atom subrogation, as well as substitution of hydrogen), conjoined-cage species, supra-icosahedral systems, and sub-icosahedral non-standard structures. Elements of substitutive, additive, and replacement nomenclature systems have been integrated into individual names to address contentious problems in boron nomenclature that have been around for a long time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-381
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Volume92
Issue number2
Early online date19 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020

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