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Donor–acceptor chemistry in the main group

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This Perspective article summarizes recent progress from our laboratory in the isolation of reactive main group species using a general donoracceptor protocol. A highlight of this program is the use of carbon-based donors in combination with suitable Lewis acidic acceptors to yield stable complexes of parent Group 14 element hydrides (e.g. GeH2 and H2SiGeH2). It is anticipated that this strategy could be extended to include new synthetic targets from throughout the Periodic Table with possible applications in bottom-up materials synthesis and main group element catalysis envisioned.

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The article was received on 17 Feb 2014, accepted on 25 Apr 2014 and first published on 25 Apr 2014

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00481G
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 8577-8586
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    Donor–acceptor chemistry in the main group

    E. Rivard, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 8577
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT00481G

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