The Solid State Structure of [TMEDAH2][B5O6(OH)4]2

  • Farzana Begum
  • Brendan Twamley
  • Robert J. BakerEmail author
Original Paper


The solid state structure of the pentaborate anion templated by a doubly protonated TMEDA cation is reported. The structure is typical of this family of ligands, featuring extensive hydrogen bonding. Spectroscopic characterisation is also reported.

Graphical Abstract

The structure of [TMEDAH2][B5O6(OH)4]2 is reported and hydrogen bonding gives a ‘brickwall’ type structure. This is a blue emitter in solution.


Hydrogen bonding Crystal structure Borates 



FB thanks the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for funding this work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemistry, Trinity CollegeUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryMirpur University of Science and TechnologyMirpurPakistan

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