An approach to dendritic oligosilanes: Controlling the conformation through ring formation

C. Krempner, H. Reinke

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Abstract

The synthesis, solid-state structure, and UV spectroscopic properties of the first-generation single-core oligosilane dendrimer MeSi[SiMe 2Si(SiMe3)2Me]2[SiMe 2Si(SiMe3)3] (5) and the tethered analogue (CH2)4[Si(SiMe3)2SiMe 2]2Si[SiMe2Si(SiMe3)3]Me (4) are reported. UV spectroscopic measurements in solution and in the solid state (diffuse reflectance) show the absorption maximum of tetramethylenetethered 4 to be shifted to wavelengths longer than those of 5, the dendrimers MeSi[SiMe2Si(SiMe3)3] 3 (6) and MeSi[SiMe2Si(SiMe3) 2Me]3 (7), and even that of the linear heptasilane Si 7Me16. This can be explained by the results of the X-ray analysis of 4 and 5, which reveal for 4 the presence of an A-D-A-D conformer, which is optimal for σ-conjugation, whereas in 5 only D-D-O-D conformers have been found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2053-2057
Number of pages5
JournalOrganometallics
Volume26
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 9 2007

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