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Small Boron Ligands and PolyhedralMetallaboranes


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R. Bruce King is a chemist who is noted for contributions to organometallic chemistry. He received his Ph.D. in 1961 under the direction of F. Gordon A. Stone at Harvard for research on organocobalt and organoiron compounds.[1] He was on the staff at DuPont and then Mellon Institute where he conducted prolific studies on synthetic organometallic chemistry. Among the new types of complexes that he discovered were the first examples of diazonium ligands.[2] His contributions also included organophosphorus ligands. He is emeritus Regents Professor at the University of Georgia. He is the author and editor of several monographs and book series.[3] Among his accolades, he was recognized by the ACS Awards in Pure Chemistry (1971) and in Inorganic Chemistry (1991).

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