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Issue 61, 2012
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Lewis base mediated dismutation of trichlorosilane

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An abnormal N-heterocyclic carbene (aNHC) has been used as a Lewis base to initiate dismutation of trichlorosilane. This report presents the reactivity differences of a normal N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) versus aNHC with heavier group 14 elements. Three novel compounds (NHC)2·SiCl2H2 (2), aNHC·SiCl2H2 (3), and aNHC·GeCl2 (4) have been synthesized and characterized by single crystal X-ray analysis, solid-state NMR and DFT calculations.

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The article was received on 26 Apr 2012, accepted on 08 Jun 2012 and first published on 13 Jun 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33835A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 7574-7576
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    Lewis base mediated dismutation of trichlorosilane

    A. P. Singh, R. S. Ghadwal, H. W. Roesky, J. J. Holstein, B. Dittrich, J. Demers, V. Chevelkov and A. Lange, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 7574
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC33835A

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