A mechanistic study of thermal and photochemical isomerization between hexasilyltetrasilabicyclo[1.1.0]butane and hexasilyltetrasilacyclobutene

Takeaki Iwamoto, Mitsuo Kira

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Thermal isomerization of hexakis(t-butyldimethylsilyl)-tetrasilabicylo[1.1.0]butane (2) to the corresponding tetrasilacyclobutene (1) as well as photochemical isomerization of 1 to 2 was confirmed using substituent-labeling experiments to proceed via 1,2-silyl-migration instead of skeletal isomerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1

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