1,2-Bis(ferrocenyl)disilene: A multistep redox system with an Si=Si double bond

Takahiro Sasamori, Akihiro Yuasa, Yoshinobu Hosoi, Yukio Furukawa, Norihiro Tokitoh*

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A new type of disilene substituted by ferrocenyl groups, 1,2-bis(ferrocenyl)disilene, was synthesized as a good candidate for a novel d-π electron system, and the unique properties of the Si=Si π bond of this new disilene were revealed. On the basis of the results of the electrochemical analyses, 1,2-Tip2-1,2-Fc2-disilene (Tip = 2,4,6-triisopropylphenyl, Fc = ferrocenyl) was found to be a stable five-electron redox system with four steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3325-3327
Number of pages3
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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