Electrochemical oxidation germacyclopentadienes (germoles)

Anand Dhiman, Zeng Rong Zhang, Robert West, James Y. Becker

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The electrochemical oxidation of five germole derivatives: 1,1-bis(trimethylsilyl)-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-1-germacyclopentadiene (I), 1,1-dimethyl-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-1-germacyclopentadiene (II), 1-methyl-1-chloro-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-1-germacyclopentadiene (III), 1,1-dichloro-2,3,4,5-tetraphenyl-1-germacyclopentadiene (IV) and a bicyclic compound (V) 1,1′-dimethyl-2,2′,3,3′,4,4′,5,5′- octaphenyl bisilole, bonded through a Si-Si bond, has been investigated, both by cyclic voltammetry and controlled-potential electrolysis. The effects of the nature of electrolyte, atmosphere and substituents attached to the germanium atom in the germacyclopentadiene ring on the outcome of the electrochemical oxidation are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Nov 2004


  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Electrochemical oxidation
  • Germacyclopentadienes
  • Germoles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (all)
  • Electrochemistry


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