Photoelectron He(I) Spectra of small silanes

L. Szepes, G. Naray-Szabo, F. P. Colonna, G. Distefano

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The photoelectron He(I) spectra of methyl-, dimethyl-, trimethyl- and ethylsiliane are reported and assigned with the help of CNDO/2 calculations. For each silane the ordering of the valence MO's obtained from calculations is, very close to that of the corresponding alkane, and is in agreement with spectral evidence. Participation of silicon d orbitals in bonding is not substantial but is more important in the outermost SiC and SiH MO's than in the π MO's mainly localized on the alkyl groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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