Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
On the Existence of Zwitterionic λ5-(Ammonioorganyl)tetrafluorosilicates: Synthesis and Crystal and Molecular Structure of Tetrafluoro(pyrrolidiniomethyl)silicateThe zwitterionic tetrafluoro(pyrrolidiniomethyl)silicate (6) was synthesized by the reaction of trimethoxy(pyrrolidinomethyl)silane (7) with hydrogen fluoride in ethanol/hydro-fluoric acid (yield 83%). 6 crystallizes in the space group P1/c with two crystallographically distinct molecules in the asymmetric unit. In both molecules the pentacoordinate silicon atom is surrounded by four fluorine atoms and one carbon atom, the latter being in an equatorial position. The coordination polyhedron of the silicon atoms can be described as a slightly distorted trigonal bipyramid. The zwitterionic structure was also proved for dissolved 6 (solution in CD3CN, NMR-spectroscopic studies).
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