Bis(trimethylislyl)zinc and -cadmium

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  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Lutz Rösch,

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    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der Technischen Universität, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, D-1000 Berlin 12 (Germany)
    • Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der Technischen Universität, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, D-1000 Berlin 12 (Germany)
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Gerald Altnau

    1. Institut für Anorganische und Analytische Chemie der Technischen Universität, Strasse des 17. Juni 135, D-1000 Berlin 12 (Germany)
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Abstract

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The first alkylsilylzinc compound (1) [and its cadmium analog (2)] could be synthesized from ZnX2 [and CdX2] and LiAl(SiMe3)4. Neither of the “silaorganometallic compounds” is thermally very stable. Their spectra are suggestive of a linear Si—M—Si arrangement and fast exchange of the Me3Si groups in (2).

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