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Keywords:

  • chelates;
  • pincer ligands;
  • silicon;
  • silylene complexes;
  • transition metals
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SiCSi to pick up a metal: A bis(silylene) SiCSi pincerlike arene 1 (see scheme) has been synthesized through salt metathesis reaction of the dilithium salt of 2,4-di-tert-butyl-resorcinolate with the respective chloro silylene precursor [LSiCl]. Remarkably, 1 reacts with Pd(PPh3)4 in a molar ratio of 2:1 under loss of all phosphine ligands to give the pincer complex 2.