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Silynes (RC≡SiR′) and Disilynes (RSi≡SiR′): Why Are Less Bonds Worth Energetically More?

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  • David Danovich Dr.,

    1. The Department of Organic Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel, Fax: (+972) 2-6584680
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  • François Ogliaro Dr.,

    1. The Department of Organic Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel, Fax: (+972) 2-6584680
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  • Miriam Karni Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel, Fax: (+972) 4-8294601
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  • Yitzhak Apeloig Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel, Fax: (+972) 4-8294601
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  • David L. Cooper Dr.,

    1. The Department of Chemistry University of Liverpool P.O. Box 147, Liverpool L69 7ZD, UK, Fax: (+44) 151-794-3588
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  • Sason Shaik Prof.

    1. The Department of Organic Chemistry and The Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry The Hebrew University, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel, Fax: (+972) 2-6584680
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  • The research is supported by an Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and a Niedersachsen grant (to S.S.), by a U.S.–Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) grant (to Y.A.) and by the Minerva Foundation. S.S. and F.O. thank the European Union for a Marie Curie Fellowship (Contract number: MCFI-1999-00145). S.S. and D.D. thank P. C. Hiberty for the helpful advice.

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