Synthesis, LIFDI Mass Spectrometry and Reactivity of Triacyl-Germenolates

Manfred Drusgala, Mathias H. Linden, Andreas Knoechl, Ana Torvisco, Roland C. Fischer, H. Bernhard Linden, Michael Haas*

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The synthesis of stable triacylgermenolates 3 a,b was achieved by using a multiple silyl abstraction methodology. The formation of these new germenolates was confirmed by NMR spectroscopy and UV-Vis measurements. Moreover, for the triacylgermenolates 2 and 3 a LIFDI mass spectrometry to characterize these new compounds. Germenolates 3 a,b serve as a starting point for a new triaacylgermane 4 a and two octaacyldigermanes 4 c,d. The formation of these acylgermanes was confirmed by NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, UV-Vis measurements and mass spectrometry. The UV-Vis absorption spectra of 4 c,d show considerably increased band intensities due to the presence of eight chromophores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3091-3096
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2021


  • Acylgermanes
  • Germenolates
  • Group tolerance
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Photoinitiator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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