X-ray structural analyses of tetrakis(trialkylsilyl)digermenes have shown that the trialkylsilyl substituents enforce near-planar geometry around the Ge=Ge bonds, in accordance with theoretical predictions. A remarkable temperature dependence of the UV-vis spectra of tetrakis(triisopropylsilyl)digermene in solution was observed, suggesting an equilibrium between two different structures around the Ge=Ge bond.
|Publication status||Published - 1996 Sep 3|
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry