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Syntheses, structures and properties of linear and branched oligogermanes

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This Perspective surveys recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of discrete oligogermanes. The use of the hydrogermolysis reaction, combined with a protection/deprotection strategy for a Ge–H moiety, has resulted in the synthesis of a variety of oligogermanes where the number of catenated atoms and the identity of the organic substituents can be readily controlled. Relationships between the composition of these oligomers and their optical and electronic properties have also been established.

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The article was received on 15 Sep 2008, accepted on 23 Oct 2008 and first published on 16 Dec 2008


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B816067H
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2009,0, 1691-1699
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    Syntheses, structures and properties of linear and branched oligogermanes

    C. S. Weinert, Dalton Trans., 2009, 0, 1691
    DOI: 10.1039/B816067H

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