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Exploration of the pentacyano-cyclo-pentadienide ion, C5(CN)5, as a weakly coordinating anion and potential superacid conjugate base. Silylation and protonation

  • Author(s): Richardson, C
  • Reed, CA
  • et al.

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The reportedly unprotonatable pentacyano-cyclo-pentadienide ion, C5(CN)5−, can be protonated and silylated at the cyano N atom using electrophilic reagents derived from weakly coordinating carborane anions. © 2004 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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