Can silylenes rival transition metal systems in bond-strengthening pi-back donation? a computational investigation

TitleCan silylenes rival transition metal systems in bond-strengthening pi-back donation? a computational investigation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPal, A, Vanka, K
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue62
Pagination8522-8525
Date PublishedAUG
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1359-7345
Abstract

Full quantum chemical calculations with density functional theory (DFT) show that bond-strengthening back-donation to a pi-diborene, recently discovered for transition metal systems (Braunschweig and co-workers, Nat. Chem., 2013, 5, 115-121), would be just as favored for Main Group silylene complexes. This result not only shows the range and applicability of the bond-strengthening back-bonding interaction, but also showcases the capacity of silylene complexes to do new chemistry, such as the cooperative activation of carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide.

DOI10.1039/c4cc02470b
Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)

Foreign

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Physical and Materials Chemistry