University Chemistry ›› 2019, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 39-47.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201805030

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Development of Carborane Chemistry

Weijia ZHAO1,Jiajun HE1,Changsheng LU1,2,*()   

  1. 1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, P. R. China
    2 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Chemistry Education, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, P. R. China
  • Received:2018-05-17 Published:2019-01-16
  • Contact: Changsheng LU


Carboranes exhibit three-dimensional aromaticity as well as stable physical and chemical properties due to their unique molecular cages, which not only enable the wide application in organoboron and organometallic chemistry, but also result in increasing potential applications in fields such as biology and materials science. This article briefly describes the development of carborane chemistry and the structural properties of carboranes, in particular reviewing recent progresses of carboranes in biomedicine, luminescent material, and catalysis. The authors hope to give a hand to readers in a quick scan of the most recent progresses in carborane chemistry.

Key words: Carborane, Bioimaging, BNCT-medicine, Luminescent material


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