The crystal structure of 1-m-chlorophenoxysilatrane

L. Párkányí, P. Hencsei, L. Bihátsi

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The pentavalent silicon in the title compound is coordinated by four oxygen atoms. The N→Si dative bond is rather short (2.079(2) Å). The crystal structure is partially disordered: carbon atoms attached to nitrogen appear on both sides of the Si−O(eq)−C, N plane with a population of 0.8 and 0.2, respectively. The change of the configuration around silicon and nitrogen, as a function of the N→Si dative bond length, is reviewed for several silatrane structures. Structural data suggest that different extents of the distortion of the trigonal bipyra-mid around silicon for the various compounds may represent stages along the pathway of the SN2-type reaction ≡Si−X + HN≡ → ≡Si−N≡.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-323
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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