5,5 '-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)-2,2 '-bipyridine

M S Khan, B Ahrens, L Male, P R Raithby

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The title compound, 5,5'-bis(trimethylsilylethynyl)-2,2'-bipyridine, C20H24N2Si2, is a trimethylsilyl-protected dialkyne. It is a precursor in the preparation of platinum di-yne complexes and platinum poly-yne polymers. Such organic compounds are of interest because of the extended pi-conjugation that occurs through the hetero-aromatic linker unit in the molecular backbone. Within the molecule, the silyl-alkyne groups are essentially linear and the bipyridine unit is approximately planar with a dihedral angle of 5.3 (1)degrees between the planes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O915-O916
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E-Structure Reports Online
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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