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A diarsagermylene and a diarsastannylene stabilised by arene⋯Ge/Sn interactions

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Keith Izod, Peter Evans, Dr Paul Waddell



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The synthesis and structures of two new diarsatetrylenes {(Dipp)2As}2E are presented [E = Ge, Sn; Dipp = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl]. The high barrier to planarisation of As prevents stabilisation by As–E π-interactions; however, arene⋯Ge/Sn interactions stabilise these compounds by up to 181.4 kJ mol−1. This represents a new stabilisation mode for this class of compounds.

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Author(s): Izod K, Evans P, Waddell PG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2018

Volume: 54

Issue: 20

Pages: 2526-2529

Print publication date: 11/03/2018

Online publication date: 20/02/2018

Acceptance date: 10/01/2018

Date deposited: 08/03/2018

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/C7CC09564C

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