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Beckett, M. A., Brellochs, B., Chizhevsky, I. T., Damhus, T., Hellwich, K., Kennedy, J. D., Laitinen, R., Powell, W. H., Rabinovich, D., Viñas, C., & Yerin, A. (2020). Nomenclature for boranes and related species (IUPAC Recommendations 2019), Pure and Applied Chemistry, 92(2), 355-381. doi:

Nomenclature for boranes and related species (IUPAC Recommendations 2019)

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Author: Brellochs, Bernd1; Chizhevsky, Igor T.2; Damhus, Ture3;
Organizations: 1Boron Hydride Highlights, Neufahrn, Germany
2INEOS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
3Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
4Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften, Frankfurt, Germany
5School of Chemistry, The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
6The Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Czech
7Oulu University, Oulu, Finland
8Columbus, OH, USA
9University of North Carolina, Department of Chemistry, Charlotte, NC, USA
10Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), Bellaterra, Spain
11Advanced Chemistry Development, Moscow, Russia
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Language: English
Published: De Gruyter, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-03-31


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.

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Series: Pure and applied chemistry
ISSN: 0033-4545
ISSN-E: 1365-3075
ISSN-L: 0033-4545
Volume: 92
Issue: 2
Pages: 355 - 381
DOI: 10.1515/pac-2018-0205
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 116 Chemical sciences
Funding: This manuscript was prepared in the framework of IUPAC project, Funder Id:, Grant Number: 2012-045-1-800.
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