Volume 29, Issue 18 e202381861
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Frontispiece: Tetrelanes versus Tetrylenes as Precursors to Transition Metal Complexes Featuring Tridentate PEP Tetryl Ligands (E=Si, Ge, Sn)

Prof. Javier A. Cabeza

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Prof. Javier A. Cabeza

Centro de Innovación en Química Avanzada (ORFEO-CINQA) Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Universidad de Oviedo, 33071 Oviedo, Spain

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Dr. Pablo García-Álvarez

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Dr. Pablo García-Álvarez

Centro de Innovación en Química Avanzada (ORFEO-CINQA) Departamento de Química Orgánica e Inorgánica, Universidad de Oviedo, 33071 Oviedo, Spain

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First published: 29 March 2023

Graphical Abstract

Do you want to prepare a transition metal complex having a tridentate PEP (E=Si, Ge, Sn) tetryl ligand? This review by Cabeza and García-Álvarez shows how this synthetic problem has been addressed in the past, systematically describing the currently known types of PEP tetryl ligand frameworks and the heavier group 14 atom (E) compounds that have been used as metal-free precursors.