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Boron forms two major types of mixed hydride with carbon. In the first type, some examples of which have already been mentioned, typical hydrocarbon residues are attached to typical boron hydride residues by what may be regarded as localized two-centre electron-pair bonds. Examples of such organoboranes include the methyldiboranes Me n B2H6−n (where n can equal 1, 2, 3, or 4 but significantly not 5 or 6) and similar derivatives of higher boranes in which the organic groups replace terminal hydrogens of the parent boranes. In none of these does the organic group form an electron deficient bridge between two (or more) boron atoms of the type that is common among alkyl derivatives of the neighbouring more electropositive elements beryllium, magnesium, and aluminium.


Transition Metal Complex Boron Atom Boron Hydride Terminal Hydrogen Cage Atom 
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