A Stabilized Bisphosphanylsilylene and Its Heavier Congeners

Denis Kargin, Zsolt Kelemen, Kristijan Krekić, László Nyulászi, Rudolf Pietschnig

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A bisphosphanylsilylene with [3]ferrocenophane backbone and its heavier analogues are described in the form of donor adducts. These heterocarbenes can be formed by dehydrochlorination (Si) or cycloreversion (Sn, Pb) using NHC (N-heterocyclic carbene) tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene. The structures of the bisphosphanyl-silylene, -stannylene and -plumbylene NHC adducts are presented, and the bonding and stability of these compounds were elucidated using DFT calculations. Reactivity studies confirm the stability of the silylene adduct, where the electrophilic character of the silylene center is comparable to a borane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16774-16778
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number63
Publication statusPublished - Nov 13 2018



  • ferrocene
  • phosphane
  • plumbylene
  • silylene
  • stannylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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