Aromatic ylide-stabilized carbocyclic silylene

Matthew Asay, Shigeyoshi Inoue, Matthias Driess

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New ring on the block: A new type of silylene (see scheme) has been synthesized and is stabilized by the ylidic carbon centers which serve as π-donor substituents while attenuating the σ-withdrawing effects of the nitrogen groups. The electronic and structural features of this neutral silaaromatic system were probed using DFT calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9589-9592
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number41
StatePublished - 4 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • aromaticity
  • cyclization
  • density functional calculations
  • silylenes
  • ylides


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