S-Heterocyclic Carbene with a Disilane Backbone (pages 7567–7570)
Hidefumi Nikawa, Tsukasa Nakahodo, Takahiro Tsuchiya, Takatsugu Wakahara, G. M. Aminur Rahman, Takeshi Akasaka, Yutaka Maeda, Michael T. H. Liu, Akira Meguro, Soichiro Kyushin, Hideyuki Matsumoto, Naomi Mizorogi and Shigeru Nagase
Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200502971
Caught in a trap! An S-heterocyclic carbene (SHC) with a cyclotetrasilane backbone is generated by a [2+3] cycloaddition of cyclotetrasilene with CS2 and trapped with C60 as a chemical probe. It is demonstrated that photolysis of anti-dodecaisopropyltricyclo[4.2.0.02,5]octasilane and CS2 in the presence of C60 affords a methanofullerene (see scheme).