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Carborane bis-pyridylalcohols as linkers for Coordination Polymers: Synthesis, Crystal Structures and Guest-Framework dependent Mechanical Properties
Carborane-stilbene dyads: influence of substituents and cluster isomers on the photoluminescence properties.
“Switchable Surface Hydrophobicity-Hydrophilicity of a Metal-Organic Framework.”
“Electrochemical and photophysical properties of carborane and metallacarborane derivatives.”
“Metallacarboranes as tunable redox potential electrochemical indicators for screening of gene mutation.”
“Photoluminescence in Carborane-Stilbene Triads: A Structural, Spectroscopic, and Computational Study.”
“Highly Dispersible and Stable Anionic Boron Cluster-Graphene Oxide Nanohybrids.”
“Icosahedral boron clusters: a perfect tool for the enhancement of polymer features.”
“Redox-Active Metallacarborane-Decorated Octasilsesquioxanes. Electrochemical and Thermal Properties.”
“Synthesis, Characterization, and Thermal Behavior of Carboranyl–Styrene Decorated Octasilsesquioxanes: Influence of the Carborane Clusters on Photoluminescence”
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The focus of our scientific activity is in the chemistry of boron clusters. Its geometric forms and the fact that they are made of a semi-metal, Boron, give them unique properties largely unexplored. Today, the chemistry of boron clusters, has achieved a sufficient degree of maturity that has led to new clusters.

However, much emphasis has been given on finding new structures rather than on improving protocols of syntheses, the latter a necessary step in order to study their applications. So much emphasis has been given on generating new clusters that substitution reactions are in many cases in their infancy; for example, in generating bonds like B-C, B-P, or B-N, among others.