Synthesis, structure, and reactivity of an organogermanium lewis acid

Scott E Denmark, Robert T. Jacobs, Ginny Dai-Ho, Scott Wilson

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The 8-Ge-4 spirogermanacycle 3 was prepared from hexafluorocumyl alcohol and its structure determined by X-ray crystallography. The distortion of the internal O‒Ge‒C angles leads to an enhanced Lewis acidity, which was illustrated by the promotion of pericyclic reactions involving activation of aldehyde carbonyl groups. Four 10-Ge-5 anionic complexes were prepared, and X-ray crystallographic analysis of the n-butyl adduct 4b showed a trigonal-bipyramidal geometry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3015-3019
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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