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Daniel Kratzert, Dr. Dirk Leusser, Dr. Julian J. Holstein, Dr. Birger Dittrich, Kai Abersfelder, Prof. Dr. David Scheschkewitz and Prof. Dr. Dietmar Stalke An Experimental Charge Density Study of Two Isomers of Hexasilabenzene Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52

Article first published online: 14 MAR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.201209906

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The aromaticity of the ring and cage isomer of a hexasilabenzene derivative was investigated by experimentally determined charge-density distribution. Topological analysis and valence-shell charge concentrations reflect the degree of delocalization in the various bonds. A transannular Si0–SiI bond was found in the ring conformer, while an interstitial Si0–Si0 bond along the hub in the silapropellane moiety of the cage conformer was not detected.

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