Addition of nitromethane to a disilene and a digermene: Comparison to surface reactivity and the facile formation of 1,3,2-dioxazolidines
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
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The addition of nitromethane to tetramesityldisilene and tetramesityldigermene leads to the formation of the novel 1,3,2,4,5-dioxazadisil- and digermolidine ring systems, respectively. The 1,3,2,4,5-dioxazadisilolidine isomerizes to the 1,4,2,3,5-dioxazadisilolidine ring system, whereas the 1,3,2,4,5-dioxazadigermolidine undergoes ring opening to the isomeric oxime. The preferential formation of the 1,3,2,4,5-dioxazadisilolidine, and its rearrangement to a 1,4,2,3,5-dioxazadisilolidine, provides support for the suggested reaction pathway between nitromethane and the Si(100) 2×1 reconstructed surface.