Reactivity of a disilylene [{PhC(NBu(t))(2)}Si](2) toward bromine: synthesis and characterization of a stable monomeric bromosilylene.

  title={Reactivity of a disilylene [\{PhC(NBu(t))(2)\}Si](2) toward bromine: synthesis and characterization of a stable monomeric bromosilylene.},
  author={Hui-Xian Yeong and Kai-Chung Lau and Hong-Wei Xi and Kok Hwa Lim and Cheuk-Wai So},
  journal={Inorganic chemistry},
  volume={49 2},
The reaction of the disilylene [{PhC(NBu(t))(2)}Si](2) (1) with 1 equiv of bromine in toluene afforded novel monomeric bromosilylene [{PhC(NBu(t))(2)}SiBr] (2). The result shows that the Si(I)-Si(I) bond in 1 was cleaved by bromine. An X-ray structure of compound 2 has been determined. 

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