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Disilanes Containing Two High-Coordinate Silicon Atoms Bridged by Carboxylate Ligands:  Synthesis, Structure, and Dynamic Behavior

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posted on 06.06.2005, 00:00 by Naokazu Kano, Norikiyo Nakagawa, Yasuhiro Shinozaki, Takayuki Kawashima, Yuki Sato, Yuji Naruse, Satoshi Inagaki
Disilanes bearing four carboxylate ligands have a trigonal bipyramidal geometry around each silicon atom with two bridging carboxylate ligands with the apical Si−O axes, which are parallel to each other, in the crystalline state, while such a structure is in equilibrium with a tetrahedral structure in solution.