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Keywords:

  • flash pyrolysis;
  • photochemistry;
  • silicon compounds;
  • strained rings
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Since the first synthesis of a silacyclopropene, efforts have been made to prepare the unsubstituted parent compound 3. This goal has finally been achieved: Pyrolytic elimination of trimethylsilane from 1 initially leads to the silanediyl 2, which cyclizes to 3.