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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry