Extending the Series:  Synthesis and Characterization of a Dicationic N-Heterocyclic Selenium Carbene Analogue Academic Article uri icon


  • The room-temperature reaction between the Dipp2DAB ligand, SnCl2, and SeCl4 results in the quantitative formation of a dicationic N-heterocyclic "carbenoid". This represents the first example of a chalcogenium dication that mimics the ubiquitous Arduengo-type carbenes; however, the electronic structure is significantly different.


publication date

  • October 2006