Hexacoordinate complexes of silacyclobutane: Spontaneous ring opening and rearrangement

Boris Gostevskii, Inna Kalikhman, Claire A. Tessier, Matthew J. Panzner, Wiley J. Youngs, Daniel Kost

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The title compounds were prepared and were found to undergo ring opening and molecular rearrangement under mild conditions and no catalysis, forming a carbon - carbon bond and closing a new chelate ring. The rearrangement product depends on whether a-protons are present. Reactants and products are characterized by crystal structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5786-5788
Number of pages3
Issue number24
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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