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Issue 11, 2000
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Preparation of aqueous solutions of hypovalent germanium; reactions involving germanium-(II) and -(III)

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Abstract

Solutions 0.2–0.4 mol dm−1 in GeII and 6 mol dm−1 in HCl, generated by reaction of GeIV with H3PO2, are stable for more than three weeks and can be diluted 200-fold with dilute HCl to give GeCl42− preparations that may be handled by conventional techniques; kinetic profiles for the reduction of FeIII by GeII, as catalyzed by CuII in this medium, implicate, for the first time, the odd-electron intermediate GeIII, which is formed from CuII and GeII (k = 30 M−1 s−1 in 0.50 M HCl) and is consumed by reaction with FeIII (k = 6 × 102 M−1 s−1).

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The article was received on 11 Jan 2000, accepted on 05 Apr 2000 and first published on 09 May 2000


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B000401O
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2000, 907-908
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    Preparation of aqueous solutions of hypovalent germanium; reactions involving germanium-(II) and -(III)

    O. A. Babich, M. C. Ghosh and E. S. Gould, Chem. Commun., 2000, 907
    DOI: 10.1039/B000401O

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