disilane


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disilane

[dī′si‚lān]
(inorganic chemistry)
Si2H6 A spontaneously flammable compound of silicon and hydrogen; it exists as a liquid at room temperature.
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Brus and Bell Labs colleague Karl Littau made silicon crystals with diameters ranging from less than 2 nanometers to about 8 nanometers by heating a gaseous silicon-hydrogen compound called disilane to 850 [degrees] C.