Author(s) Klemmer, L.; Huch, V.; Jana, A.; Scheschkewitz, D.
Journal Chem Commun (Camb)
Date Published 2019 Aug 20

The two-electron reduction of the dismutational isomer of a 1,4-digermatetrasilabenzene cleaves one of the aryl groups in ligato-position and thus yields an unsaturated anionic Ge2Si4 cluster (digermatetrasila-benzpolarenide) with the negative charge at a Ge center. The regioselective positioning of the germanium centers in one nudo- and one ligato-position provides insight into the rearrangement of the Si4E2-scaffold of the dismutational isomers of hexatetrelbenzenes under reductive conditions with concomitant aryl group cleavage (E = Si and Ge).

DOI 10.1039/c9cc04576g
ISSN 1364-548X
Citation Klemmer L, Huch V, Jana A, Scheschkewitz D. An anionic heterosiliconoid with two germanium vertices. Chem Commun (Camb). 2019;55(68):10100-10103.