Reaction of a stable digermyne with acetylenes: Synthesis of a 1,2-digermabenzene and a 1,4-digermabarrelene#

Tomohiro Sugahara, Jing Dong Guo, Takahiro Sasamori, Yusaku Karatsu, Yukio Furukawa, Arturo Espinosa Ferao, Shigeru Nagase, Norihiro Tokitoh

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Reactions between acetylenes and a stable digermyne bearing 4-t-Bu-2,6-[CH(SiMe3)2]2-C6H2 (Tbb) groups afforded the corresponding stable 1,2-digermabenzenes together with the respective 1,4-digermabarrelenes. The properties of the obtained products and the reaction mechanism are discussed on the basis of experimental and theoretical results. Especially, the aromaticity of the newly obtained 1,2-digermabenzene has been discussed on the detailed calculations, revealing its aromatic character to some degree.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1375-1384
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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