<i>m</i>‑Carboranylphosphinate as Versatile Building Blocks To Design all Inorganic Coordination Polymers

The first examples of coordination polymers of manganese­(II) and a nickel­(II) complex with a purely inorganic carboranylphosphinate ligand are reported, together with its exhaustive characterization. X-ray analysis revealed 1D polymeric chains with carboranylphosphinate ligands bridging two manganese­(II) centers. The reactivity of polymer <b>1</b> with water and Lewis bases has also been studied.