An organosilicon cluster with an octasilacuneane core: A missing silicon cage motif

Shintaro Ishida, Kyohei Otsuka, Yuki Toma, Soichiro Kyushin

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Abstract

Cagey silicon: A silicon cluster, consisting of sixteen silicon atoms and composed of an octasilacuneane core (red, see picture) fused with cyclotetrasilanes (orange), was synthesized by reductive tetramerization of tetrachlorocyclotetrasilane. Analytical and theoretical studies reveal the unique structural and electronic features of this organosilicon cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2507-2510
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 25

Keywords

  • cluster compounds
  • cuneanes
  • organosilicon
  • propellanes
  • structure elucidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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