Online article for Non-subscribers

Pay per view

Heterocycles has a pay-per-view service for Non-subscribers.
You will be able to directly purchase the full text article through PayPal.
Your purchased Paper can be downloaded after the payment is completed.
An e-mail will be sent the URL to download the paper.
If you have any questions, please contact:

Price: ¥ 4,400 (Yen only)
Period: This Article can be accessed for 7 days.

Paper | Regular issue | Vol 78, No. 3, 2009, pp.657-668
Published online, 23rd October, 2008
DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-11547
Novel Reactions of Steric Encumbered 1,4-Dilithio-1,3-butadiene with Group 14 Electrophiles: Formation and Structure of Stable Dihydroxygermole

Masaichi Saito,* Michio Nakamura, and Tomoyuki Tajima

*Saitama University, Shimo-okubo, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570 , Japan


Reactions of 1,4-dilithio-1,3-butadiene 1 having bulky silyl ligands at the 1,4-positions with group 14 electrophiles were examined. Reactions of 1,4-dilithio-1,3-butadiene 1 with tetraethoxygermane gave diethoxygermole 5, which was hydrolyzed to give stable dihydroxygermole 16. The X-ray diffraction analysis of dihydroxygermole 16 revealed intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The reaction of 1 with stannous chloride was also examined.