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Can the hexamethylhydrazinium dication [Me(3)N-NMe(3)](2+) be prepared?

  • Author(s): Zhang, Yun
  • Reed, Christopher A
  • et al.

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The long sought hexamethylhydrazinium(2+) dication, Me(3)N-NMe(3)(2+), calculationally unstable towards "coulombic explosion" because of formal positive charges on adjacent N atoms, can be synthesized and isolated as a CHB(11)Cl(11)(-) carborane salt.

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