Organometallic Compounds of Low-Coordinate Si, Ge, Sn and Pb: From Phantom Species to Stable Compounds
1. Heavy Analogs of Carbenium Ions: Si-, Ge-, Sn- and Pb-Centered Cations.
1.2 Synthesis of RR'R""E+Cations (E = Si-Pb).
1.3 Reactions and Synthetic Applications of RRRE+ Cations16.
1.4 Theoretical Studies.
1.5 Early Studies of RR'R""E+ Cations: Free or Coordinated?
1.6 Stable RR'R""E+ Cations.
1.7 Summary and Outlook.
2. Heavy Analogs of Organic Free Radicals: Si-, Ge-, Sn- and Pb-Centered Radicals.
2.2 Early Studies: Transient Species RR'R""E.
2.3 Persistent Radicals (Generation and Identification).
2.4 Stable Radicals.
2.5 Summary and Outlook.
3. Heavy Analogs of Carbanions: Si-, Ge-, Sn- and Pb-Centered Anions.
3.4 Reactions and Synthetic Applications.
3.5 Recent Developments.
3.6 Summary and Outlook.
4. Heavy Analogs of Carbenes: Silylenes, Germylenes, Stannylenes and Plumbylenes.
4.3 Spectroscopic Identification.
4.5 Reactions of Transient Species.
4.6 Stable/Persistent Silylenes, Germylenes, Stannylenes and Plumbylenes.
4.7 Summary and Outlook.
5. Heavy Analogs of Alkenes, 1,3-Dienes, Allenes and Alkynes: Multiply Bonded Derivatives of Si, Ge, Sn and Pb.
5.2 Early Studies: Generation and Identification.
5.3 Stable Derivatives (Synthesis and Structure).
5.4 Summary and Outlook.
6. Heavy Analogs of Aromatic Compounds.
6.2 Early Studies.
6.3 Stable Compounds (Synthesis and Structure).
6.4 Summary and Outlook.
“In effect, the body of work described constitutes one of the cornerstones of modern main group chemistry and this
account provides a highly useful reference source for the specialist as well as a non-intimidating guide for the beginner.” (Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 6 March 2015)