Bonding in the heavy analogue of hydrogen cyanide: The curious case of bridged HPSi

Valerio Lattanzi, Sven Thorwirth, De Wayne T. Halfen, Leonie Anna Mück, Lucy M. Ziurys, Patrick Thaddeus, Jürgen Gauss, Michael C. McCarthy

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Abstract

chemical equation presented Curiouser and curiouser: By combining high-resolution molecular spectroscopy in the centimeter and millimeter wave regions, and high-level coupled-cluster quantum-chemical calculations, the structure of the HPSi molecule has been determined. The bridged geometry of HPSi is in remarkable contrast to that of the C and/or N analogues, such as HCN/ HNC, HCP, and HNSi, which are all linear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5661-5664
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume49
Issue number33
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

Keywords

  • Multiple bonds
  • Phosphorous
  • Quantum-chemical calculations
  • Rotational spectroscopy
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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