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Low‐valent Germanylidene Anions : Efficient Single‐site Nucleophiles for Activation of Small Molecules (2021)

Gendy, C., Rautiainen, J. M., Mailman, A., & Tuononen, H. M. (2021). Low‐valent Germanylidene Anions : Efficient Single‐site Nucleophiles for Activation of Small Molecules. Chemistry : A European Journal, 27(58), 14405-14409. https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202102804

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All authors or editors: Gendy, Chris; Rautiainen, J. Mikko; Mailman, Aaron; Tuononen, Heikki M.

Journal or series: Chemistry : A European Journal

ISSN: 0947-6539

eISSN: 1521-3765

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 17/08/2021

Volume: 27

Issue number: 58

Pages range: 14405-14409

Publisher: Wiley

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202102804

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77419


Rare mononuclear and helical chain low-valent germanylidene anions supported by cyclic (alkyl)(amino) carbene and hypermetallyl ligands were synthesized by stepwise reduction from corresponding germylene precursors via stable acyclic germanium radicals. The germanylidene anions can be described with ylidene and ylidone resonance forms of which the latter becomes prevalent when engaging with electrophiles. Reactions of CO 2 resulted in the formation of μ-CO 2 -κC:κO adducts, a previously uncharacterized coordination mode for low-valent germanium and inaccessible for related neutral ylidones. These results implicate low-valent germanylidene anions as efficient single-site nucleophiles for activation of small molecules.

Keywords: germanium; valency (chemical properties); molecules; activation; chemical compounds; chemical reactions

Free keywords: germanium; main group elements; sub-valent compounds; donor-acceptor systems; small molecule activation

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Reporting Year: 2021

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