Lena Albers

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The preparation of triethylphosphine adducts of cyclic disilylated or digermylated germylenes was achieved by reaction of 1,4-dipotassio-1,1,4,4-tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)tetramethyltetrasilane with GeBr2·(dioxane) and PEt3. Phosphine abstraction with B(C6F5)3 allowed formation of the base-free germylenes, which undergo 1,2-trimethylsilyl shifts to the(More)
Carnitine metabolism during starvation was studied in adult lean and obese female Zucker rats. Comparisons were made between rats starved for 0, 3, 6 or 9 d. Total plasma carnitine was not affected by obesity or starvation, but free plasma carnitine decreased with starvation. Plasma acid-soluble acylcarnitine was lower in obese than in lean rats, and(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)
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 rearrangement of tris(trimethylsilyl)silyltrimethylgermane 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 Si NMR spectroscopic evidence is provided for several cationic intermediates during the reaction. The(More)
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)
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