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Any of a class of stable crystalline compounds composed of carbon, boron, and hydrogen.

[Blend of carbon and borane.]
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These exceptional features have promoted the development of novel polymer materials incorporated with carborane clusters (7), (8).
Most of the polymers containing carborane units in the main chains are prepared from m- and p-carborane monomers.
By making a smooth, uniform carborane layer over a surface, "life becomes simpler.
A carborane molecule is a cage of 10 boron atoms and two carbon atoms, and extra atoms can be attached to the cage.
conjugate acids of carborane anions) were synthesized and liberated by Reed and coworkers in 2000 [7-9].
In this communication we introduced into our agenda investigation of the basic features such as relative acidities and structures and stability of conjugate acids based on different carborane clusters smaller than 12-vertex [CB.
HT-5 carborane and BPX50 phases are available for simulated distillation.
Oxiranes, acetals, esters, nitriles, amines, amides, nitro, ketone, carbamate, ether, isocyanate, phosphate, phosphonic dichloride, dialkoxy borane, sulfide, sulfone, or carborane groups can be present without reacting (2).
Over the past decade, we have seen an increasing interest in using carboranes in drug design," said Mark W.
Carboranes don't fight cancer directly, but they aid in the ability of a drug to bind more tightly to its target, creating a more potent mechanism for destroying the cancer cells," he explained.
The thermal and oxidative properties of poly(siloxane)s are improved with carboranes.