A stable fused bicyclic disilene as a model for silicon surface

Hideki Kobayashi, Takeaki Iwamoto, Mitsuo Kira

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We synthesized the first fused bicyclic disilene 1 representing topologically a partial structure of the Si(001) surface up to the third layer. In the solid state, the five-membered rings adopt the envelope conformation, and the Si=Si double bond in 1 exists in the slightly cis-bent form (bent angle θ is 3.6°) compared to that of the highly cis-bent dimer on the Si(001) surface. Highly symmetric 1H NMR spectral pattern of 1 remains even at -80 °C, indicating the facile ring flipping of the bicyclic skeleton in solution. While syn-adduct was obtained in the reaction of 1 with water, anti-addition of chlorine atoms across the Si=Si double bond in 1 was observed in the reaction with carbon tetrachloride. The structural characteristics of the 9,10-phenanthrenequinone adduct 7 are in good accord with those of the proposed structure of the 9,10-phenanthrenequinone molecule adsorbed on the Si(001) surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15376-15377
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 9


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