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Dr Paul Waddell
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© 2017 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. There is growing interest in compounds containing functionalized E=E multiple bonds (E=Si, Ge, Sn, Pb) because of their potential to exhibit novel physical and chemical properties. However, compounds containing multiple functionalizations are rare, with scarcity increasing with increasing degree of substitution. The first ditetrelene R2E=ER2 in which the E=E bond is substituted by four heteroatoms (other than Si) is described. The tetraphosphadisilene ((Mes)2P)2Si=Si(P(Mes)2)2 (7) is readily isolated from the reaction between SiBr4 and [(Mes)2P]Li, the latter of which acts as a sacrificial reducing agent. The structure of 7 is presented, while the bonding in, and stability of 7 were probed using DFT calculations.
Author(s): Izod K, Evans P, Waddell PG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
Print publication date: 08/05/2017
Online publication date: 12/04/2017
Acceptance date: 02/04/2016
Date deposited: 12/05/2017
ISSN (print): 1433-7851
ISSN (electronic): 1521-3773
Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag
Data Source Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.17634/154300-44.
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