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Synthesis of a silene from 1,1-dilithiosilole and 2-adamantanone.

Journal of the American Chemical Society (2004-04-29)
Irina S Toulokhonova, Ilia A Guzei, Robert West
ABSTRACT

Reaction of 1,1-dilithio-1-sila-2,3,4,5-tetraphenylsilole with 2-adamantanone produces a 5-silafulvene. This represents a new method for synthesis of silenes, leading to the first example of a silapentafulvene.

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2-Adamantanone, ReagentPlus®, 99%