Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Bonding and Oxidative Addition of Germanes and Silanes, EH 4-nPhn (E = Si, Ge; n = 0-3), to Mo(CO)(diphosphine)2. The First Structurally Characterized Germane σ Complex

Jean L. Vincent, Steven Luo, Brian L. Scott, Ray Butcher, Clifford J. Unkefer, Carol J. Burns, Gregory J. Kubas, Agusti Lledós, Feliu Maseras, Jaume Tomàs

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Abstract

The bonding characteristics and oxidative addition of germanes and silanes were analyzed. The reaction of GeH 4 and GeH 3Ph with Mo(CO)(PP) 2 (PP=diphosphine) produced germane complex. The complex was characterized by x-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and infrared (IR) spectroscopy. It was found that the factor that made oxidative addition of Ge-H bond easier than that for Si-H was the relative weakness of the Ge-H bond.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5307-5323
JournalOrganometallics
Volume22
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2003

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