As a consequence of their high instability, main-group carbonyl complexes are rare — only a few have been detected, typically in low-temperature matrices. Now, two silicon–carbonyl complexes have been isolated using innovative substituent patterns at the Si centre; their reactivity resembles that of their transition-metal counterparts.
This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution
Access Nature and 54 other Nature Portfolio journals
Get Nature+, our best-value online-access subscription
$29.99 per month
cancel any time
Subscribe to this journal
Receive 12 print issues and online access
$259.00 per year
only $21.58 per issue
Rent or buy this article
Get just this article for as long as you need it
Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout
Herrmann, W. A. J. Organomet. Chem. 383, 21–44 (1990).
Power, P. P. Nature 463, 171–177 (2010).
Braunschweig, H. et al. Nature 522, 327–330 (2015).
Hansmann, M. M. & Bertrand, G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 15885–15888 (2016).
Ganesamoorthy, C. et al. Nat. Chem. 12, 608–614 (2020).
Reiter, D., Holzner, R., Porzelt, A., Frisch, P. & Inoue, S. Nat. Chem. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-00555-4 (2020).
Chu, T. & Nikonov, G. I. Chem. Rev. 118, 3608–3680 (2018).
Reiter, D. et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 13536–13546 (2019).
Arrington, C. A., Petty, J. T., Payne, S. E. & Haskins, W. C. K. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 110, 6240–6241 (1988).
Pearsall, M. A. & West, R. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 110, 7228–7229 (1988).
Tacke, M. et al. Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 619, 865–868 (1993).
Pyykkö, P. J. Chem. Phys. A 119, 2326–2337 (2015).
Dewar, M. J. S. Bull. Soc. Chim. Fr. 18, C79 (1951).
Chatt, J. & Duncanson, L. A. J. Chem. Soc. 2939–2947 (1953).
The authors declare no competing interest.
Rights and permissions
About this article
Cite this article
Mandal, D., Andrada, D.M. Surprisingly stable Si–CO species. Nat. Chem. 12, 1089–1091 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-00588-9