Direct time-resolved study of the gas-phase reactions of germylene with ethyl- and diethylgermane: absolute rate constants, temperature dependences, and mechanism.

Time-resolved studies of germylene, GeH2, generated by the 193 nm laser flash photolysis of 3,4-dimethyl-1-germacyclopent-3-ene, have been carried out to obtain rate constants for its bimolecular reactions with ethyl- and diethylgermanes in the gas phase. The reactions were studied over the pressure range 1-100 Torr with SF6 as bath gas and at five… CONTINUE READING