Low-valent silicon complexes and their analogues: surprising and peculiar behaviors
Professor Dr. Tsuyoshi Kato
Université Paul Sabatier
For over ten years, we have been developing the chemistry of low-value silicon complexes with a unique phosphine ligand system. These complexes exhibit special properties (somewhat like transition metals). When this ligand system is applied to synthesize other stable complexes of low-valent main-group elements, they also exhibit peculiar and surprising behaviors, allowing us to develop even more amusing chemistry. In my talk, I'll present some recent results on their chemistry.