The first assignment of both consecutive ligand exchange processes, Si-N cleavage and pseudorotation, in a series of neutral pentacoordinate silicon complexes with a single halogen ligand (monofunctional silanes) is described. The first crystal structure for a N-Si chelate with a ClSiC2ON coordination center was determined. A remarkable linear correlation was found between Si-N cleavage barriers and the corresponding coordinative 29Si and 15N chemical shifts.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry