silylene

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silylene

[sə′lī‚lēn]
(chemistry)
A divalent silicon species (R2Si, with two nonbonding electrons, where R = alkyl, aryl, or hydrogen); analogous to a carbene in carbon chemistry.
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heavy analogues of carbenes: silylenes, germylenes, stannylenes and plumbylenes
Heavy Analogs of Carbenes: Silylenes, Germylenes, Stannylenes and Plumbylenes.