Disilene System (R2SI=SIR2). The Tetra-tert-butyl Derivative

Satoru Masamune, Shu Murakami, Hlroml Toblta

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Low-temperature photolysis of 2,3-benzo-7,7,8,8-tetra-ferf-butyl-7,8-disilabicyclo[2.2.2]octa-2,5-diene provides, in addition to naphthalene, tetra-fert-butyldisilene, which exhibits UV absorption maxima at 305 (e 5200) and 433 nm (2800). This disilene is thermally unstable and has a half-life of only several hours at room temerature (ca. 10-2 M in methylcyclohexane).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1464-1466
Number of pages3
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1983 Oct
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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