Two series of germanium compounds, (p-Tol)3Ge-MMe3 (M = Si (1), Ge (2), Sn (3)) and (Me3Si)3Ge-MPh3 (M = Ge (4), Sn (5)), were prepared using lithium or potassium intermediates. The changing of the reaction conditions results in trigermane Ph3Ge-Ge(SiMe3)2-GePh3 (6). The molecular structures of 1, 2, and 6 were investigated by X-ray analysis. By UV/visible spectroscopy it is established that introduction of a tin atom results in a significant bathochromic absorption shift. Furthermore, according to cyclic voltammetry, oxidation potentials decrease in the order 1 > 2 > 3. The electronic structures of 1-4 and related (Me3Si)3Ge-SiPh3 were investigated by DFT calculations. Fluorescence properties of 1-3 were studied in the solid state and in solution; for compound 3 phosphorescence (lifetime is 4.58 ms) is observed in the solid state. (Graph Presented).
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry