Synthesis and characterization of two isomers of 14π-electron germaaromatics: Kinetically stabilized 9-germaanthracene and 9-germaphenanthrene

Takahiro Sasamori, Koji Inamura, Wataru Hoshino, Norio Nakata, Yoshiyuki Mizuhata, Yasuaki Watanabe, Yukio Furukawa, Norihiro Tokitoh

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The first stable 9-germaanthracene and 9-germaphenanthrene were successfully synthesized by taking advantage of kinetic stabilization utilizing effective steric protection groups, Tbt and Bbt groups (Tbt = 2,4,6-tris[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]phenyl, Bbt = 2,6-bis[bis(trimethylsilyl)methylJ4-[tris(trimethylsilyl)methyl]phenyl). The similarities and differences of the structures and properties between the two isomers of germaaromatics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3533-3536
Number of pages4
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 17


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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