The first structurally characterised oligosilylmagnesium compound

James D. Farwell*, Michael F. Lappert, Christoph Marschner, Christine Strissel, T. Don Tilley

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The crystalline magnesium compounds Mg[Si(SiMe3)3]2(thf)2 (1) and MgBr[Si(SiMe3)3](thf)2 (2) are obtained in high yield from MgBr2 and the Li or K sisyl in appropriate stoichiometry in Et2O or thf; NMR spectra and X-ray crystal data for 1 and 2 confirm their structures; for 1: Mg-Si 2.682(2) Å, Si-Mg-Si′ 131.19(15)°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2000


  • A sisyl-Grignard reagent
  • Magnesium
  • Tris(trimethylsilyl)silyl ( sisyl)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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