An Electron Spin Resonance Study of some Silanone Radical Anions

  • Alwyn G. Davies
  • Anthony G. Neville
Conference paper


A method has been developed for generating silanone radical anions from simple precursors. The t-butoxyl radical will abstract a hydrogen atom from a hydroxysilane (1) to give the hydroxysilyl radical (2). Treatment of (1) with t-butoxide solutions yields the siloxide (3) from which hydrogen atom abstraction gives the desired silanone radical anion (4).


Silanal Silanal Anion Silanone Siloxide 


  1. (1).
    A.G. Davies and A.G. Neville, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1987, 16Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alwyn G. Davies
    • 1
  • Anthony G. Neville
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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