Bis(perchlorocatecholato)silane-A Neutral Silicon Lewis Super Acid.

  title={Bis(perchlorocatecholato)silane-A Neutral Silicon Lewis Super Acid.},
  author={Rezisha Maskey and Marcel Sch{\"a}dler and Claudia Legler and Lutz Greb},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  volume={57 6},
No neutral silicon Lewis super acids are known to date. We report on the synthesis of bis(perchlorocatecholato)silane and verify its Lewis super acidity by computation (DLPNO-CCSD(T)) and experiment (fluoride abstraction from SbF6- ). The exceptional affinity towards donors is further demonstrated by, for example, the characterization of an unprecedented… CONTINUE READING