A remarkable base-stabilized bis(silylene) with a silicon(I)-silicon(I) bond.


Double and triple covalent bonds are ubiquitous in carbon chemistry and have been studied for more than two centuries but were unusual with its congener in the periodic table, silicon. Initial attempts to synthesize such compounds were unsuccessful, resulting in the formation of polymeric substances. This situation changed when West and co-workers in 1981… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/anie.200902995


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