Generation and reactivity of a new heterocyclic silylene, a silaazaanthracene

Myong Euy Lee, Hyeon Mo Cho, Chang Hwan Kim, Wataru Ando

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The cyclic silylene 6, a silaazaanthracene derivative, which possesses 14-electrons, has been generated by the reduction of 10,10-dichloro-5-methyl-5,10-dihydrophenazasiline (5) with lithium naphthalenide. Reactions of 6 with 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene, isoprene, and triethylvinylsilane gave the corresponding silylene-trapping products, 7, 8, and 9, in moderate yield. Pseudoaromatic stabilization of the cyclic silylene 6 was not observed, possibly due to the fact that the three rings are not coplanar.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1475
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Apr 2

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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