Reactions of GeBr4 with N,N-dimethyl-2- trimethylsiloxypropionamide (2a), (S)-2-trime-thylsiloxypropionpyrrolidide ((S)-2b), and N,N-dimethyl-O-(trimethylsilyl)mandelamide (2c) afforded pentacoordinated neutral (O,O)-monochelates, viz., N,N-dimethyl-2-tribromoger- myloxypropionamide (3a), (S)-2-tribromogermyloxypropionpyrrolidide ((S)-3b), and N,N-dimethyl-O-(tribromogermyl)mandelamide (3c), respectively. X-ray diffraction study was performed for tribromides 3a, (S)-3b, and 3c, as well as for the N,N-dimethylmandelamide (1c) described earlier. According to the X-ray diffraction data, the Ge atom in tribromides 3a, (S)-3b, and 3c is pentacoordinated and has trigonal bipyramidal configuration with two halogen atoms and oxygen atom of the ether group in the equatorial positions and the halogen atom and the amide oxygen atom in the axial fragment, the bonds in which are somewhat longer as compared to the analogous bonds in tetracoordinated Ge compounds.
- pentacoordinated germanium compounds
- quantum chemical calculations
- X-ray diffraction study
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