An isolable bromosilene: Synthesis, structure, and substitution reactions

Shunya Honda, Yushi Kato, Shintaro Ishida, Takeaki Iwamoto

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Due to an intrinsically polar π-bond with a narrow π-π∗ gap, silenes (silicon-carbon doubly bonded compounds) should receive remarkable attention as a member of π-conjugation units. We report herein synthesis, structure, and properties of an isolable bromosilene (1). Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis revealed the planar geometry around the silene moiety with Z-configuration in 1. Substitution of the bromo group in 1 with alkyl, amino, and silyl groups proceeds to afford the corresponding silenes 7ac.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-869
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2021 May


  • Bromine
  • Silene
  • Substitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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