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Organomimetic clusters

Precision in 3D

Biomimetic molecules that can be easily tailored offer numerous opportunities. Now, boron-based clusters have been shown to be excellent biomimetics. The ease with which the cluster surfaces can be modified stands to change how chemists might go about preparing materials for imaging, drug delivery and other applications.

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Figure 1: Dodecaborane, dodecaborate and functionalized derivatives put into perspective based on size.

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Majewski, M., Howarth, A. & Farha, O. Precision in 3D. Nature Chem 9, 299–301 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2756

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