Triple bon­ded boron

Some genu­inely new chem­istry — a triple boron-​boron bond has been pro­duced. The com­pound is stable up to 234C if kept away from air. It’s sta­bil­ised by using het­ero­cyc­lic molecules that are strong Lewis bases to donate an elec­tron pair to each boron atom, giv­ing each boron a full valence shell. It is thought that the new com­pound may have uses in organic elec­tronic mater­i­als. Read more here.