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The gas-phase structure and some reactions of the bulky primary silane (Me3Si)3CSiH3 and the solid-state structure of the bulky dialkyl disilane [(Me3Si)3CSiH2]2

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Sarah L. Masters, David W. H. Rankin, David B. Cordes, Karin Bätz, Paul D. Lickiss, Neil M. Boag, Alan D. Redhouse, Stephen M. Whittaker

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Abstract

The molecular structure of the bulky primary silane, (Me3Si)3CSiH3, in the gas phase has been determined by electron diffraction. Photolysis of (Me3Si)3CSiH3 affords a convenient route to the bulky dialkyl disilane, [(Me3Si)3CSiH2]2, which is the first 1,2-dialkyldisilane to be structurally characterised by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. The disilane has an unusually large Si–Si–C angle of 120.05(9)°.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9353-9360
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Volume39
Early online date10 Aug 2010
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Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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