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Short Paper | Special issue | Vol 103, No. 1, 2021, pp.465-475
Published online, 14th May, 2020
DOI: 10.3987/COM-20-S(K)9
Synthesis of a Pentacoordinate Germanium Compound Possessing a γ-Lactone and a Dative-Bonding Carboxylic Acid

Hiroki Tanimoto,* Daiki Toumori, Tsumoru Morimoto, and Kiyomi Kakiuchi*

*Graduate School of Materials Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5 Takayama, Ikoma, Nara 630-0192, Japan

Abstract

A pentacoordinate germanium compound consisting of a spirocyclic dilactone-like structure was synthesized. Both radical and oxidation synthetic routes afforded the diphenylgermanium dicarboxylic acid compound. Then, mono-dearylation by acid treatment successfully delivered a hypercoordinate germane product. X-Ray crystallographic analysis revealed that the product adopted trigonal bipyramidal geometry in which a γ-lactone ring and a dative-bonding carboxylic acid moiety were incorporated.