Combining the chemistries of silylene and sulfur-nitrogen compounds - SiS2N2 and related systems

Julianna Oláh, Tamás Veszprémi, J. Derek Woollins, Frank Blockhuys

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A new class of inorganic systems is introduced in which a silylene fragment is combined with a sulfur-nitrogen fragment. The properties of the resulting "sulfur-nitrogen silylenes" have been studied using quantum chemical calculations, focussing on isodesmic reaction energies, dimerization, electro- and nucleophilicity, and the singlet-triplet energy gap-a number of as yet unsuccessful attempts to prepare the compounds is also reported. These new systems are found to be stable silylenes in which the sulfur-nitrogen fragment stabilizes both the singlet and the triplet states through extensive electron delocalization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3256-3263
Number of pages8
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Mar 23 2010


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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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