Tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)ethylene and related compounds, crowded olefins

Hideki Sakurai, Yasuhiro Nakadaira, Mitsuo Kira, Hiromi Tobita

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Tetrakis(trimethylsilyl)ethylene (1), tris(trimethylsilyl) (dimethylsilyl)ethylene and 1,2-bis(trimethylsilyl)-1,2-bis(dimethylsilyl)ethylene have been prepared and spectral properties are described. ESR spectra of anion and cation radicals of 1 are also recorded, indicating a nonplanar twisted structure for 1. These crowded olefins show interesting reversible thermochromism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3077-3080
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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