1,3-Digermabicyclo[1.1.0]butane with an inverted bridge Ge-Ge σ bond

Takeaki Iwamoto, Dongzhu Yin, Sven Boomgaarden, Chizuko Kabuto, Mitsuo Kira

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1,3-Digermabicyclo[1.1.0]butane 2 was synthesized as yellow crystals. The molecular structure, 13CNMR and UV-vis spectra, and theoretical calculations have revealed that 2 is a typical long bond isomer, similarly to the silicon congener 1. Structural comparison between 1 and 2 is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-521
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008 May 5


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