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In the presence of PMe3 or N-heterocyclic carbenes, the reaction of oligosilanylene dianions with GeCl2⋅dioxane gives germylene-base adducts. After base abstraction, the free germylenes can dimerize by formation of a digermene. An electrochemical and theoretical study of a bicyclic tetrasilylated digermene revealed formation of a comparably stable radical(More)
The rearrangement of tris(trimethylsilyl)silyl-trimethylgermane 1 to give tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)germane 2 was investigated as a typical example for Lewis acid catalyzed Wagner−Meerwein-type rearrangements of polysilanes and polygermasilanes. Direct 29 Si NMR spectroscopic evidence is provided for several cationic intermediates during the reaction. The(More)
Silylated germylene-PMe3 adducts exchange their phosphane moiety smoothly for an N-heterocyclic carbene or isocyanide species to form their respective base adducts. Reaction of the silylated germylene-PMe3 adducts with monosubstituted alkynes produce germylene adducts with the alkyne inserted into a Ge-Si bond. A computational study of this process provides(More)
The installation of structural complex oligosilanes from linear starting materials by Lewis acid induced skeletal rearrangement reactions was studied under stable ion conditions. The produced cations were fully characterized by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy at low temperature, and the reaction course was studied by substitution experiments. The results of(More)
The ionization of 1,1-dihydridocyclopentasilane 7 has been found to yield the cyclic polysilanylsilyl cation 8 instead of the expected hydrogen-substituted silylium ion 6. The silyl cation 8 is stabilized by the formation of an intramolecular Si-H-Si bridge, which also provides the thermodynamic driving force for its formation. In general, the preference(More)
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