Synthesis and structure of the dithienostannole anion

Masaichi Saito, Munenori Shiratake, Tomoyuki Tajima, Jing Dong Guo, Shigeru Nagase

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Novel dithienostannoles were synthesized by the reactions of the corresponding dilithiobithiophenes with dichlorodiphenylstannane. A unique byproduct, 10-membered ring compound was also obtained. Reduction of type A dithienostannole with lithium afforded 2,2′-dilithio-3,3′-bithiophene, while reduction of type B dithienostannole with lithium afforded the corresponding dithienostannole anion. The structure and aromaticity of the dithienostannole anion are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4056-4061
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Anion
  • Aromaticity
  • Dithienostannole
  • Lithium
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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