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Compounds containing a planar-tetracoordinate carbon atom as analogues of planar methane

Abstract

Over the past years the number of examples of compounds containing a planar-tetracoordinate carbon atom has increased. However, the presence of a carbon atom with a 360° sum of angles does not imply that the species is a derivative of planar methane; there must be an appropriate electronic stabilization. In the case of complexes 21a and 21b the central carbon atom is indeed stabilized by σ-donors and π-acceptors, as required for planar methane.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A801225C
Chem. Soc. Rev., 1999,28, 367-371

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    Compounds containing a planar-tetracoordinate carbon atom as analogues of planar methane

    W. Siebert and A. Gunale, Chem. Soc. Rev., 1999, 28, 367
    DOI: 10.1039/A801225C

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