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Reactivity and Ground State Effects of Silicon in Organic Chemistry

JM White

Australian Journal of Chemistry 48(7) 1227 - 1251
Published: 1995


The strong σ donor ability of the C- Si bond manifests itself in many unusual properties of silicon-containing organic compounds. This review discusses the effect that silicon substituents have on the ground-state properties of organic compounds and on their reactivities, from this viewpoint.

© CSIRO 1995

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