The synthesis and isolation of a metal-substituted bis-silene

Dmitry Bravo-Zhivotovskii*, Roman Dobrovetsky, Dmitry Nemirovsky, Victoria Molev, Michael Bendikov, Gregory Molev, Mark Botoshansky, Yitzhak Apeloig

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Si, Si: The reaction of bis(lithiosilyl)mercury with R3Si = iPr3Si with two equivalents of 1-adamantoyl chloride gave, by thermal Brook rearrangement, the first metal-substituted bis-silene. The reaction of bis(lithiosilyl)mercury having smaller tBuMe2Si substituents led to a bis(acylsilyl) mercury, which did not rearrange to the bis-silene. The effect of steric congestion on Brook rearrangement was studied computationally. (Chemical Equation Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4343-4345
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number23
StatePublished - 26 May 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Anions
  • Lithium
  • Rearrangements
  • Silenes
  • Structure elucidation


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