Stabilization of a two-coordinate, acyclic diaminosilylene (ADASi): Completion of the series of isolable diaminotetrylenes,:E(NR2)2 (E = group 14 element)

Terrance J. Hadlington, Joseph A B Abdalla, Rémi Tirfoin, Simon Aldridge, Cameron Jones

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An extremely bulky boryl-amide ligand, [N(SiMe3){B(DAB)}]- (TBoN; DAB = (DipNCH)2, Dip = C6H3Pri 2-2,6), has been utilised in the preparation of the first isolable, two-coordinate acyclic diaminosilylene (ADASi), viz.:Si(TBoN)2. This is shown to have a frontier orbital energy separation, and presumed level of reactivity, intermediate between those of the two classes of previously reported isolable two-coordinate, acyclic silylenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1717-1720
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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