Stabilization of ArSiH4 - and SiH6 2- anions in diruthenium Sii-H σ-complexes

Mark C. Lipke, T. Don Tilley

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Hydridosilicate anions ([ArSiH4]- and [SiH 6]2-) were stabilized as ligands in diruthenium Sii-H σ-complexes [{(PhBPPh 3)Ru}2(μ-Cl) (μ-·33-H4SiAr)] (Ar=2-MeOC6H4, Mes, Ph) and [{(PhBPPh 3)Ru}2(μ-·44- H6Si)] (see picture). These complexes were formed under mild conditions and characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction (see picture), NMR and IR spectroscopy, and computational techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11115-11121
Number of pages7
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number44
StatePublished - Oct 29 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


  • hydridosilicates
  • hypervalent compounds
  • ruthenium
  • silicon
  • σ-complexes

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