A solid-state 1NMR and theoretical study of the chemical bonding in disilenes

Robert West, Jefferson D. Cavalieri, Jarrod J. Buffy, Charles Fry, Kurt W. Zilm, James C. Duchamp, Mitsuo Kira, Takeaki Iwamoto, Thomas Müller, Yitzhak Apeloig

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Nine disilenes have been studied by solid-state NMR spectroscopy. under static or slow magic-angle spinning conditions. to determine the 29Si chemical shift tensors. All of the compounds show strong deshielding along one axis and correspondingly large spreads of the tensor components, Δδ (=δ11 - δ33). MO calculations on model disilenes indicate that the deshielding results from a paramagnetic contribution along the in-plane axis perpendicular to the Si-Si vector. Implications of the NMR data and the theoretical camputations for Si=Si bonding are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4972-4976
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1997 May 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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