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

@article{Maskey2018BisperchlorocatecholatosilaneANS,
  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},
  year={2018},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={1717-1720}
}
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