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

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

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The molecular structure of the bulky primary silane, (Me3Si)(3)CSiH3, in the gas phase has been determined by electron diffraction. Photolysis of (Me3Si) 3CSiH3 affords a convenient route to the bulky dialkyl disilane, [(Me3Si)(3)CSiH2](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)degrees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9353-9360
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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