A bis(silaselenone) with two donor-stabilized Si=Se bonds from an unexpected stereoconvergent hydrolysis of a diselenadisiletane

Amitabha Mitra, Joseph P. Wojcik, Daniel Lecoanet, Thomas Müller*, Robert West

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Abstract

SiSe matters: Diselenadisiletane 2, formed from direct reaction of a racemic silylene 1 with elemental selenium, gives the first bis(silaselenone) upon hydrolysis with water (3; see picture, C gray, H white, N blue, O red, Se purple, Si green; d(Si = Se)=215 pm). The reaction is stereoconvergent: only racemic forms of 3 are obtained from a mixture of racemic and meso forms of 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4069-4072
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume48
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 18 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Density functional calculations
  • Hydrolysis
  • Selenium stereoconvergent reactions
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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