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A stable silicon(II) monohydride

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A stable silicon(II) monohydride is accomplished through a covalent shared interaction of the silylene lone-pair and a sp3-hybridized boron atom of the Lewis acidic BH3. Experimental charge density investigations reveal a central positively charged silicon atom bound to a negatively charged hydrogen atom. The positively charged H–Si–BH3 moiety is coordinated by the lone-pairs of electrons of the benzamidinate ligand. This coordination is reinforced by a transannular Si1⋯C1 privileged exchange channel.

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The article was received on 01 Dec 2010, accepted on 09 Mar 2011 and first published on 06 Apr 2011

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01675F
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2011,40, 5458-5463
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    A stable silicon(II) monohydride

    A. Jana, D. Leusser, I. Objartel, H. W. Roesky and D. Stalke, Dalton Trans., 2011, 40, 5458
    DOI: 10.1039/C0DT01675F

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