Christoph Marschner

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We report the self-seeded growth of highly crystalline Ge nanowires, with a mean diameter as small as 6 nm without the need for a metal catalyst. The nanowires, synthesized using the purpose-built precursor hexakis(trimethylsilyl)digermane, exhibit high aspect ratios (>1000) while maintaining a uniform core diameter along their length. Additionally, the(More)
By reaction of the hexabromoheptasilane MeSi(SiMe(2)SiMeBr(2))(3) (1 a) with H(2)O, H(2)S, NH(3), and H(2)NMe the heptasilaadamantanes MeSi(SiMe(2)SiMeO)(3) (4), MeSi(SiMe(2)SiMeS)(3) (5), MeSi(SiMe(2)SiMeNH)(3) (6 a), and MeSi(SiMe(2)SiMeNMe)(3) (6 b), respectively, were prepared in good to moderate yields. Molecular structures of 4, 5, 6 a, and 6 b were(More)
Reactions of trisilylated silylfluorides with potassium tert-butoxide were found to give disilylated fluorosilylenoids. The latter undergo a self-condensation reaction, leading to the formation of beta-fluorodisilanyl anions, which may also be considered as fluoride adducts of disilenes. The stereochemical outcome of this self-condensation depends on the(More)
Possessing the property of sigma-bond electron delocalisation, polysilanes are a class of compounds with unique properties. In recent years major progress has been achieved in the theoretical understanding and the synthesis of polysilanes. Much insight into the connection between conformation and electronic properties has been gained from studies of defined(More)
Lewis acid-catalyzed rearrangement reactions of trimethylgermylated small permethylated oligosilanes were found to show a strong tendency of the germanium atoms to move to the more highly silylated positions of the molecule. This makes possible the construction of molecules with high germanium content in the core parts of the molecules by the following(More)
Reaction of the PEt3 adduct of a disilylated fivemembered cyclic germylene with group 4 metallocene dichlorides in the presence of magnesium led to the formation of the respective germylene metallocene phosphine complexes of titanium, zirconium, and hafnium. Attempts to react the related NHC adduct of a disilylated four-membered cyclic germylene under the(More)