Controlled growth of dichlorogermanium oligomers from lewis basic hosts

S. M.Ibrahim Al-Rafia, Mohammad R. Momeni, Robert McDonald, Michael J. Ferguson, Alex Brown, Eric Rivard

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To branch or not to branch: A mild stepwise route to various linear and branched (GeCl2)x oligogermylenes supported by Lewis bases is reported, including the carbene-bound Ge4 complex NHC×GeCl2Ge(GeCl3)2 (see picture). Dipp=2,6-iPr2C6H3, NHC=N-heterocyclic carbene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6390-6395
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 17 2013


  • carbenes
  • density functional calculations
  • germanium
  • main group elements
  • oligomerization


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