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Rajoshree Bandyopadhyay, Jennifer H. Nguyen, Ala'aeddeen Swidan and Prof. Dr. Charles L. B. Macdonald Water and Ammonia Complexes of Germanium(II) Dications Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Article first published online: 12 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209067

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Craftily crowned: The treatment of crown ether GeII dications with water or ammonia produces the stable complexes [([15]crown-5)Ge⋅OH2][OTf]2 (see picture; Ge orange, O red, F green, S yellow, H blue) and [([15]crown-5)Ge⋅NH3][OTf]2. The OH and NH hydrogen atoms are rendered more acidic in these compounds.

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