Muhammad S. Khan, Birte Ahrens, Louise Male, Paul 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 π-conjugation that occurs through the hetero-aromatic linker unit in the molecular backbone. Within the molecule, the silylalkyne groups are essentially linear and the bipyridine unit is approximately planar with a dihedral angle of 5.3 (1)° between the planes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o915-o916
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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