Tibor Szilvási

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Attosecond spectroscopic techniques have made it possible to measure differences in transport times for photoelectrons from localized core levels and delocalized valence bands in solids. We report the application of attosecond pulse trains to directly and unambiguously measure the difference in lifetimes between photoelectrons born into free electron-like(More)
The silicon analogues of an acylium ion, namely, sila-acylium ions 2a and 2b [RSi(O)(NHC)2]Cl stabilized by two N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC = 1,3,4,5-tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene), and having chloride as a countercation were successfully synthesized by the reduction of CO2 using the donor stabilized silyliumylidene cations 1a and 1b [RSi(NHC)2]Cl (1a, 2a;(More)
The reaction of the arylchlorosilylene-NHC adduct ArSi(NHC)Cl [Ar=2,6-Trip2 -C6 H3 ; NHC=(MeC)2 (NMe)2 C] 1 with one molar equiv of LiPH2 (.) dme (dme=1,2-dimethoxyethane) affords the first 1,2-dihydrophosphasilene adduct 2 (ArSi(NHC)(H)PH). The latter is labile in solution and can undergo head-to-tail dimerization to give [ArSi(H)PH]2 3 and "free" NHC.(More)
An in depth study of the reactivity of an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC)-stabilized silylene monohydride with alkynes is reported. The reaction of silylene monohydride 1, tBu3 Si(H)Si←NHC, with diphenylacetylene afforded silole 2, tBu3 Si(H)Si(C4 Ph4 ). The density functional theory (DFT) calculations for the reaction mechanism of the [2+2+1] cycloaddition(More)
Taking advantage of two N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), novel silyliumylidene ions 1a and 1b are prepared by a facile one-pot reaction of the corresponding dichlorosilanes with three equivalents of NHCs. For the first time, a C–H insertion reaction of phenylacetylene by a novel silyliumylidene ion is reported. The treatment of m-terphenyl substituted(More)
The ditopic germanium complex FGe(NIPr)2 Ge[BF4 ] (3[BF4 ]; IPr=1,3-bis(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imidazolin-2-ylidene) is prepared by the reaction of the amino(imino)germylene (Me3 Si)2 NGeNIPr (1) with BF3 ⋅OEt2 . This monocation is converted into the germylene-germyliumylidene 3[BAr(F) 4 ] [Ar(F) =3,5-(CF3 )2 -C6 H3 ] by treatment with Na[BAr(F) 4 ]. The(More)
An acyl-functionalized phosphasilene, LSi(COtBu)=P(SiMe3) (L = PhC(NtBu)2) was synthesized on a new route by the addition of tBuCOCl to the phosphinosilylene LSiP(SiMe3)2 and subsequent Me3SiCl elimination. DFT studies elucidated its molecular structure, the influence of the acyl group on UV/Vis transitions, and revealed the mechanism. The intermediate(More)
The possible synthesis of hexasilabenzene was studied as the consecutive reaction of three disilyne units in order to find a suitable substituent. Although there is a reaction pathway which leads to hexasilabenzene in the case of hydrogen (A) and phenyl (B) groups, and it is thermodynamically and kinetically favourable, the reaction can easily proceed(More)
Unprecedented E/Z isomerisation of a Si[double bond, length as m-dash]P bond was observed by temperature dependent NMR spectroscopy. DFT calculations showed that the coordination of phosphasilene to tungsten lowered the rotational barrier from 19.1 to 14.2 kcal mol(-1). The thermodynamically more stable phosphinosilylene tungsten complex is formed at(More)
The strikingly different reactivity of a series of homo- and heterodinuclear [(MIII )(μ-O)2 (MIII )']2+ (M=Ni; M'=Fe, Co, Ni and M=M'=Co) complexes with β-diketiminate ligands in electrophilic and nucleophilic oxidation reactions is reported, and can be correlated to the spectroscopic features of the [(MIII )(μ-O)2 (MIII )']2+ core. In particular, the(More)