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A class of boron compound of general formula [(CH)a(BH)mHb]c where c can be positive, negative or zero. The CH groups occupy polyhedron vertices, and other hydrogen atoms are either bridging or terminal.
The contraction 'carboranes' is also well established as the generic name for this class of compound.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307 (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1326
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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