Four independent structures of a pentacoordinate silicon species at different points on the Berry pseudorotation pathway

Alan R. Bassindale, Muhammad Sohail, Peter G. Taylor, Alexander A. Korlyukov, Dmitry E. Arkhipov

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A new pentacoordinate silicon species containing two chelating ligands has been synthesized. The structures of four independent cations of the same compound correspond to different points on the Berry pseudorotation pathway. The percentage of square planar character varies between 19% and 40%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3274-3276
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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