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Lewis base induced tuning of the Ge–Ge bond order in a “digermyne”

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Abstract

The reaction of the “digermyne” Ar′GeGeAr′ (Ar′ = C6H3–2,6(C6H3–2,6-Pri2)2; Ge–Ge = 2.2850(6) Å) with mesityl isocyanide affords the bis adduct [Ar′GeGeAr′(CNMes)2] which results in the conversion of a Ge–Ge multiple bond to a long Ge–Ge single bond (= 2.6626(8) Å).

Graphical abstract: Lewis base induced tuning of the Ge–Ge bond order in a “digermyne”

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2006, accepted on 28 Sep 2006 and first published on 19 Oct 2006


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B612202G
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2007, 85-87
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    Lewis base induced tuning of the Ge–Ge bond order in a “digermyne”

    G. H. Spikes and P. P. Power, Chem. Commun., 2007, 85
    DOI: 10.1039/B612202G

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