Probing the reactivity of a stable silene using muonium

Brett M. McCollum, Takashi Abe, Jean Claude Brodovitch, Jason A.C. Clyburne, Takeaki Iwamoto, Mitsuo Kira, Paul W. Percival, Robert West

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Taking the silenic route: Addition of a hydrogen atom analogue, muonium (Mu), to stable silene 1 gives rise to two distinct radical species, 1-CMu and 1-SiMu, allowing the relative reactivity of silenic carbon and silicon atoms to be probed. The former is the first reported example of a muoniated silyl radical. The radical species are detected by muon spin rotation and resonance spectroscopy (μSR).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9772-9774
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1


  • Muonium
  • Radicals
  • Reactivity
  • Silanes
  • Silenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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