Synthesis of a silylium zwitterion. Academic Article uri icon


  • A zwitterionic construction has been synthesized that covalently links a trialkylsilylium cation and a weakly coordinating carborane anion in one neutral molecule (see X-ray structure; Si green, C gray, B orange, Cl red). The silylium character of this molecule is supported by DFT calculations (see LUMO),29Si CP/MAS NMR spectroscopy, and reactivity. Copyright 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

published proceedings

  • Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

altmetric score

  • 4.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Ramrez-Contreras, R., Bhuvanesh, N., Zhou, J., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Ramírez-Contreras, Rodrigo||Bhuvanesh, Nattamai||Zhou, Jia||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • September 2013