Thermal rearrangement of a 1,2-bis(silylene): Synthesis and crystal structure of a silyl-silylene

Anastas Sidiropoulos, Andreas Stasch, Cameron Jones

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Thermal rearrangement of the 1,2-bis(silylene), [{(4-ButPh)C(NDip)2}Si-]2 (Dip = 2,6-diisopropylphenyl, leads to the silyl-silylene, {(4-ButPh)C(NDip)2}Si-Si(H) {N(Dip)C(=NDip)(4-ButPh-H)}, via an intramolecular C-H activation reaction. The X-ray crystal structure, and limited spectroscopic data, for the compound are reported. The structure of the silyl-silylene incorporates an exocyclic imine fragment, which is unprecedented for this compound class.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-124
Number of pages4
JournalMain Group Metal Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


  • bis(silylene)
  • low-oxidation state
  • silyl-silylene
  • silylene
  • X-ray crystallography

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