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Reversible Transformation between a Diaminosilylene and a Novel Disilene

Summary: Reversible Transformation between a
Diaminosilylene and a Novel Disilene
Thomas A. Schmedake, Michael Haaf, Yitzhak Apeloig,*,
Thomas Mušller,§
Sergey Bukalov,#
and Robert West*,
Department of Chemistry, UniVersity of WisconsinsMadison
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
Department of Chemistry and Lise Meitner-MinerVa
Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry
Technion, Haifa, Israel
Institut fušr Anorganische Chemie der UniVersitašt Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
INEOS, Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow, Russia
ReceiVed June 24, 1999
Since the first report of the saturated silylene 1a in 1996,1
several papers have mentioned its inherent instability in the solid
state.2 Although colorless crystals of 1a can be grown on a cold-
finger, the crystals transform to a red powder within a few hours


Source: Apeloig, Yitzhak - Department of Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology


Collections: Chemistry