Recent advances in η2-disilene and η2-disilyne mononuclear transition metal complexes and related compounds

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Recent progress of η2-disilene and η2-disilylne mononuclear transition metal complexes and related complexes are summarized. Although examples for disilene-transition metal complexes are still limited for group 4, 6, 8, 10 and 11 metals, η2-disilene transition metals complexes have been synthesized by various synthetic methods and structural characteristics are well discussed by using X-ray diffraction analysis, 29Si NMR resonances and Dewar-Chatt-Duncanson model. Reactions of these complexes have been also investigated. Very recently, η2-disilyne-group 10 metal complexes have been synthesized. In addition, transition metal complexes with doubly-bonded silicon compounds such as silenes (R2SiCR'2), silanimines (R2SiNR'), silanones (R2SiO) and related doubly-bonded germanium and tin compounds as η2-ligands are briefly summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-63
Number of pages30
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 1


  • Disilene
  • Disilyne
  • Group-14 elements
  • Silene
  • Transition metal complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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