Laser photolysis of 2-phenylheptamethyltrisilane

Peter P. Gaspar, Bong Hyun Boo, Sarangan Chari, Ashim K. Ghosh, Dewey Holten, Christine Kirmaier, Stanislaw Konieczny

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Two transient absorptions have been detected in the 266 nm laser photolysis of 2-phenylheptamethyltrisilane in cyclohexane solution at room temperature, and their time evolution was recorded in the presence and absence of air and added trapping agents. The shorter-lived 440 nm transient (t1/2 < 20μs) is tentatively assigned to the silylene :SiMePh and the more persistent 380 nm transient to the disilene MePhSiSiMePh. The reactivity of this silylene is much lower than had been expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 9 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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