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Inorganics 2017, 5(2), 22; doi:10.3390/inorganics5020022

Insights into Molecular Beryllium–Silicon Bonds

Faculty of Chemistry and Center for NanoIntegration (CENIDE), University of Duisburg-Essen, DE-45117 Essen, Germany
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Received: 23 March 2017 / Revised: 31 March 2017 / Accepted: 4 April 2017 / Published: 10 April 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue s-Block Metal Complexes)
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We present the synthesis of two silyl beryllium halides HypSiBeX∙(thf) (HypSi = Si(SiMe3)3, X = Cl 2a, I 4a) and the molecular structure of 2a as determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. Compounds 2a and 4a were characterized via multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy (1H, 9Be, 13C, 29Si), and the bonding situation was further investigated using quantum chemical calculations (with the addition of further halides X = F 1b, Cl 2b, Br 3b, I 4b). The nature of the beryllium silicon bond in the context of these compounds is highlighted and discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: beryllium; silicon; main group metal complexes; X-ray diffraction; multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy; quantum chemical calculations beryllium; silicon; main group metal complexes; X-ray diffraction; multi-nuclear NMR spectroscopy; quantum chemical calculations
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Naglav, D.; Tobey, B.; Dzialkowski, K.; Jansen, G.; Wölper, C.; Schulz, S. Insights into Molecular Beryllium–Silicon Bonds. Inorganics 2017, 5, 22.

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