Branched star-type polysilyllithium compounds: The effects of β-silyl substitution and of complexation on their molecular structure

Yitzhak Apeloig, Michael Yuzefovich, Michael Bendikov, Dmitry Bravo-Zhivotovskii, Dieter Blser, Roland Boese

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It was fortunate that the first extended branched polysilyl anion (Me3SiMe2Si)3Si- could be crystallographically characterized in two forms - as the THF complex 1 and as the dimer 2. Comparison with the analogous (Me3Si)3SiLi systems 3 and 4 shows that β-Me3Si substitution and complexation by THF elongate the Si-Li distance by 0.09-0.14 Å and 0.04-0.07 Å, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3016-3020
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Aug 17 2001



  • Anions
  • Density functional calculations
  • Lithium
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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