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   74. Fan, J.; Yang, M.-C.; Hooper J. N. T.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. Diboron-Carbene Complexes Derived from a Geminal Dianion. Organometallics. 2021, 40, 1848-1853.

   73. Zhu K. K.Dutta S.; Han W. C.; Wang C. F.; Lee J.; Tan G. W.; Koley D.; So C.-W.; Li Y. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 7143-7149

   72. Chia, C.-C.Teo, Y.-C.; Cham, N.; Ho, S. Y.-F.; Ng, Z.-H.; Toh, H.-M.; Mezailles, N.; So, C.-W. Aluminum-Hydride-Catalyzed Hydroboration of Carbon Dioxide. Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 4569-4577

 

   71. Fan, J.; Mah, J.-Q.; Yang, M.-C.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. A N-Phosphinoamidinato NHC-Diborene Catalyst for Hydroboration. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1651-1660.

 

   70. Leong, B.-X.Teo, Y.-C.; Condamines, C.; Yang, M.-C.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. A NHC-Silyliumylidene Cation for Catalytic N-Formylation of Amines Using Carbon Dioxide. ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 14824-14833.

 

   69. Bin Ismail, M. L.Ong, M. X.-Y.; So, C.-W. A Base-Stabilized Germylenyl Silaneditelluroate and 1,3-Diaza-2-silaallylgermylene. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 38, 3703-3707.

 

   68. Khoo, S.; Siu, C.-K.; So, C.-W. A Base-Stabilized Silylene-Promoted C(sp3)-H Borylation and H2 Bond Activation. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 9551-9559.

 

   67. Leong, B.-X.; Lee, J.; Li, Y.; Yang, M.-C.; Siu, C.-K.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. A Versatile NHC-Parent Silyliumylidene Cation for Catalytic Chemo- and Regioselective Hydroboration. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17629-17636

 

   66. Bin Ismail, M. L.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Dimeric Phosphine-Stabilized Phosphidogermanium(I)-Amidogermanium(II) Derivative. Chem. Commun. 2019, 55, 2074-2077.

 

   65. Khoo, S.; Cao, J.; Yang, M.-C.; Shan, Y.-L.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Dimeric Base-Stabilized Cobaltosilylene Complex for Catalytic C-H Bond Functionalization and C-C Bond Formation. Chem. - Eur. J. 2018, 24, 14329-14334

 

   64. Khoo, S.; Cao, J.; Ng, F.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Base-Stabilized Silicon(I)-Iron(II) Complex for Hydroboration of Carbonyl Compounds. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 12452-12455.

 

   63. Khoo, S.; Shan, Y.-L.; Yang, M.-C.; Li, Y.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. B-H Bond Activation by an Amidinate-Stabilized Amidosilylene: Non-Innocent Amidinate Ligand. Inorg. Chem. 2018, 57, 5879-5887.

 

   62. Seow, C.; Bin Ismail, M. L.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. A Bis(germyliumylidene)silver(I) Complex Dication. Organometallics. 2018, 37, 1368-1372.

 

   61. Chan, Y.-C.Leong, B.-X.; Li, Y.; Yang, M.-C.; Li, Y.; Su, M.-D.; So, C.-W. A Dimeric NHC-Silicon Monotelluride: Synthesis, Isomerization and Reactivity.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 11565-11569.

 

   60. Li, Y.Chan Y.-C.Leong, B.-X.; Li, Y.; Richards, E.; Purushothaman, I.; De, S.;  Parameswaran, P.; So, C.-W. Trapping of a Silicon(I) Radical by Carbenes: Synthesis of a Cationic cAAC-Stabilized Silicon(I) Radical and NHC-Stabilized Parent Silyliumylidene Cation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 7573-7578.

 

   59. Ismail, M. L. B.; Liu, F.-Q.; Yim, W.-L.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Base-Stabilized Germanium(I) Dimer toward Group 9 Metal(I) Chloride and Dimanganese Decacarbonyl. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 5402-5410.

 

   58. Li, Y.; Siwatch, R. K.; Mondal, T.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; Koley, D.; So, C.-W. Diverse Bonding Activations in the Reactivity of a Pentaphenylborole toward Sodium Phosphaethynolate: Heterocycle Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 4112-4120.

 

   57. Shan, Y.-L.; Leong, B.-X.; Xi, H.-W.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of an Amidinato Silylene and Germylene toward Germanium(II), Tin(II) and Lead(II) Halides. Dalton Trans. 2017, 46, 3642-3648.

 

   56. Shan, Y.-L.; Leong, B.-X.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Donor-Acceptor Stabilized Tetra(silanimine). Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 1609-1615.

 

   55. Zhang, S.-H.; Carter, E.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Delocalized Hypervalent Silyl Radical Supported by Amidinate and Imino Substituents. Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56, 701-704.

 

   54. Li, Y.; Chan, Y.-C.; Li, Y.; Purushothaman, I.; De, S.; Parameswaran, P.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Bent 2-Silaallene with a Perturbed Electronic Structure from a Cyclic Alkyl(amino) Carbene-Diiodosilylene. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 9091-9098.

 

   53. Leung, W.-P.; Chan, Y.-C.; So, C.-W.; Mak, T. C. W., Reactivity Study of a Pyridyl-1-azaallylgermanium(I) Dimer: Synthesis of Heavier Ether and Ester Analogues of Germanium. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 3553.-3557.

 

   52. Seow, C.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Germylidenide Anion from the C-C Bond Activation of a Bis(Germylene). Organometallics. 2016, 35, 1060-1063.

 

   51. Seow, C.; Yim, W.-L.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of an N-heterocyclic Carbene-Stabilized Siladiimide. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55, 4-6.

 

   50. Khoo, S.; Yeong, H.-X.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Amidinate-Stabilized Group 9 Metal-Silicon(I) Dimer and –Silylene Complexes. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54, 9968-9975.

 

   49. Chan, Y.-C.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Acyclic Amido-containing Silanechalcogenones. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 23, 3792.

 

   48. Yang, Y.-X.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Instability of Metal 1,3-Benzodi(thiophosphinoyl)methandiide Complexes: Formation of Hafnium, Tin and Zirconium Complexes of 1,3-Benzodi(thiophosphinoyl)thioketone Dianionic Ligand [1,3-C6H4(PhPS)2CS]2. Dalton Trans. 2015, 44, 12633-12639.

 

   47. Leung, W.-P.; Chan, Y.-C.; So, C.-W. Chemistry of Heavier Group 14 Base-Stabilized Heterovinylidenes. Organometallics. 2015, 34, 2067-2085.

 

   46. Guo, J.-Y.; Chan, Y.-C.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Oxo-Bridged Bis(Group 4 Metal Unsymmetric Phosphonium-Stabilized Carbene) Complexes. Organometallics. 2015, 34, 1238-1244.

 

   45. Ho, S. Y. F.; So, C.-W.; Saffon-Merceron, N.; Mezailles, N. Formation of a Zwitterionic Boronium Species from the Reaction of a Stable Carbenoid with Borane: CO2 Reduction. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51, 2107-2110.

 

   44. Shan, Y.-L.; Yim, W.-L.; So, C.-W. A N-heterocyclic Silylene Stabilized Digermanium(0) Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 13155-13158.

 

   43. Chia, S.-P.; Carter, E.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Group II Metal Complexes of Germylidendiide Dianion Radical and Germylidenide Anion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 8455-8458.

 

   42. Yeong, H.-X.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. A Base-Stabilized Silyliumylidene Cation as a Ligand for Rhodium and Tungsten Complexes. Organometallics. 2014, 33, 3646-3648.

 

   41. Chia, S.-P.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Heteroleptic Germanium(II) and Tin(II) Chlorides Supported by Anionic Ligands Derived from 2,3-Dimethyl-1,4-diaza-1,3-butadiene. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2014, 526-532.

 

   40. Zhang, S.-H.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. An Extensive s-, p- and n-Electron Delocalized Si4 Ring. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12364-12367.

 

   39. Yeong, H.-X.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; Kunnappilly, S. B.; Chen, B.; Lau, K.-C.; Hirao, H.; So, C.-W. Zwitterionic Base-Stabilized Digermadistannacyclobutadiene and Tetragermacyclobutadiene. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 14726-14731.

 

   38. Chia, S.-P.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of a 2,6-Diiminophenylgermanium(II) Hydroxide, Azide, and Triazaphospole. Organometallics. 2013, 32, 5231-5234.

 

   37. Yeong, H.-X.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. A Silyliumylidene Cation Stabilized by an Amidinate Ligand and 4-Dimethylaminopyridine. Chem. Eur. J. 2013, 19, 11786-11790

 

   36. Heuclin, H.; Ho, S. Y.-F.; Le Goff, X. F.; So, C.-W.; Mézailles, N. Facile B-H Bond Activation of Borane by Stable Carbenoid Species. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 8774-8777.

 

   35. Chia, S.-P.; Xi, H. W.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. A Base-Stabilized Lead(I) Dimer and an Aromatic Plumbylidenide Anion. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6298-6301.

 

   34. Yang, Y.-F.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Tin(II) 1,3-Benzodi(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide Complex toward Gallium, Germanium and Zinc Compounds. Organometallics. 2013, 32, 2643-2648.

 

   33. Yang, Y.-F.; Foo, C.; Xi, H.-W.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. A Base-Stabilized 2-Silaallene. Organometallics. 2013, 32, 2267-2270.

 

   32. Heuclin, H.; Fustier-Boutignon, M.; Ho, S. Y.-F.; Le Goff, X.-F.; Carenco, S.; So, C.-W.; Mézailles, N. Synthesis of Phosphorus(V)-Stabilized Geminal Dianions. The Cases of Mixed P═X/P→BH3 (X = S, O) and P═S/SiMe3 Derivatives. Organometallics. 2013, 32, 498-508.

 

   31. Yang, Y.-F.; Foo, C.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Synthesis of a Tin(II) 1,3-Benzobis(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide Complex and its Reactions with Aluminum Compounds. Organometallics. 2012, 31, 6538-6546.

 

   30. Chia, S.-P.; Ganguly, R.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Distannylene toward Potassium Graphite: Synthesis of a Stannylidenide Anion. Organometallics. 2012, 31, 6415-6419.

 

   29. Guo, J.-Y.; Li, Y.; Ganguly, R.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Tin(II) (Iminophosphinoyl)(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide Complex toward Isocyanates and Rhodium(I) Chloride. Organometallics. 2012, 31, 3888-3893.

 

   28. Guo, J.-Y.; Xi, H.-W.; Nowik, I.; Herber, R. H.; Li, Y.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Tin(II) (Iminophosphinoyl)(thiophosphinoyl)methanediide Complex Toward Sulfur: Synthesis and 119Sn Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies of [{(μ-S)SnC(PPh2=NSiMe3)(PPh2=S)}3Sn(μ3-S)]. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 3996-4001.

 

   27. Yeong, H.-X.; Zhang, S.-H.; Xi, H.-W.; Guo, J.-D.; Lim, K. H.; Nagase, S.; So, C.-W. An Amidinate-Stabilized Germatrisilacyclobutadiene Yilde. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 2685-2691.

 

   26. Zhang, S.-H.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; Meng, Q.; Huang, M.-B.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of a Singlet Delocalized 2,4-Diimino-1,3-disilacyclobutanediyl and a Silylenylsilaimine. Chem. Eur. J. 2012, 18, 4258-4263.

 

   25. Chia, S.-P.Yeong, H.-X.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of Digermylenes toward Potassium Graphite: Synthesis and Characterization of Germylidenide Anions. Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 1002-1010.

 

   24. Zhang, S.-H.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of an Amidinate-stabilized Bisgermylene Oxide and Sulfide. Organometallics. 2011, 30, 2059-2062.

 

   23. Zhang, S.-H.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of an Amidinate-Stabilized Siladithiocarboxylate and Its Germanium(II) Complex. Organometallics. 2011, 30, 3686-3689.

 

   22. Zhang, S.-H.; Yeong, H.-X.; So, C. W. Reactivity of a Silylsilylene Bearing a Functionalized Diaminochlorosilyl Substituent. Chem. Eur. J. 2011, 17, 3490-3499.

 

   21. Yeong, H.-X.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of an Amidinate-stabilized cis-1,2-Disilylenylethene [cis-LSi{C(Ph)=C(H)}SiL] (L = PhC(NtBu)2) and a Singlet Delocalized Biradicaloid  [LSi(μ2-C2Ph2)2SiL]. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 12956-12961.

 

   20. Zhang, S.-H.; Yeong, H.-X.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Hydrosilylation of a Silicon(II) Hydride: Synthesis and Characterization of a Remarkable Silylsilylene. Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 10250-10254.

 

   19. Guo, J.; Lau, K.-C.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of a Tin(II) Bis(phosphinoyl)methanediide Complex: a Stannavinylidene Derivative. Chem. Commun. 2010, 49, 1929-1931.

 

   18. Guo, J.; Lee, J.-S.; Foo, M.-C.; Lau, K.-C.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of Magnesium and Aluminum Bis(phosphoranyl)methanediide Complexes. Organometallics. 2010, 29, 939-944.

 

   17. Yeong, H.-X.; Lau, K.-C.; Xi, H.-W.; Lim, K. H.; So, C.-W. Reactivity of a Disilylene [{PhC(NBut)2}Si]2 toward Bromine: Synthesis and Characterization of a Stable Monomeric Bromosilylene. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 371-373.

 

   16. Foo, C.; Lau, K.-C.; Yang, Y.-F.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Characterization of a Germanium Bismethanediide Complex. Chem. Commun. 2009, 6816-6818.

 

   15. Chen, J.-H.; Guo, J.; Li, Y.; So, C.-W. Synthesis and Structure of [Li2C(PPh2=NSiMe3)(PPh2=S)]: a Geminal Dianionic Ligand. Organometallics. 2009, 28, 4617-4620.

 

   14. So, C.-W.; Watanabe, D.; Wakamiya, A.; Yamaguchi, S. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Pentaarylboroles and Their Dianions. Organometallics. 2008, 27, 3496-3501.

 

   13. So, C.-W.; Roesky, H. W.; Gurubasavaraj, P. M.; Oswald, R. B.; Gamer, M. T.; Jones, P. G.; Blaurock, S. Synthesis and Structures of Heteroleptic Silylenes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 12049-12054.

 

   12. So, C.-W.; Roesky, H. W.; Oswald, R. B.; Pal, A.; Jones, P. G. Synthesis and Characterization of [{PhC(NBut)2}Si(S)SBut]: a Silicon Thioester Analogue with the Si(=S)-S-Skeleton. Dalton Trans. 2007, 5241-5244.

 

   11. Yang, Y.; Roesky, H. W.; Jones, P. G.; So, C.-W.; Zhang, Z.; Herbst-Irmer, R.; Ye, H. Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Monomeric Heterobimetallic Oxides with a Ge(II)-O-M Skeleton (M = Yb, Y). Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 10860-10863.

 

   10. Leung, W.-P.; Kan, K.-W.; So, C.-W.; Mak, T. C. W. Formation of Germenes from Bis(germavinylidene). Organometallics. 2007, 26, 3802-3806.

 

    9. Leung, W.-P.; Kan, K.-W.; So, C.-W.; Mak, T. C. W. Some Addition Reactions of Bisgermavinylidene. Appl. Organometal. Chem. 2007, 21, 814-818.

 

    8. So, C.-W.; Roesky, H. W.; Magull, J.; Oswald, R. B. Synthesis and Characterization of [PhC(NtBu)2]SiCl: a Stable Monomeric Chlorosilylene. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2006, 45, 3948-3950.

 

    7. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Chong, K.-H.; Kan, K.-W.; Chan, H.-S.; Mak, T. C. W. Reactivity of Pyridyl-1-azaallyl Germanium(II) Chloride: Synthesis of Novel Lithium Germinate [{(PhCC)3Ge}3GeLi(Et2O)3] and Ge(II)-M(I) (M = Cu and Au) Adducts. Organometallics. 2006, 25, 2851-2858.

 

    6. Leung, W.-P.; Chong, K.-H.; Wu, Y.-S.; So, C.-W.; Chan, H.-S.; Mak, T. C. W. Synthesis of Chalcogeno[3-(pyrid-2-yl)-1-azaallyl]germanium Complexes. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2006, 808-812.

 

    5. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Wu, Y.-S.; Li, H.-W.; Mak, T. C. W. Synthesis of Group 14 Metal Enamido, Alkenyl, Imido and Alkenyl-Amido Complexes from a Monoanionic Pyridyl-1-azaallyl Ligand. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2005, 513-521.

 

    4. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Kan, K.-W.; Chan, H.-S.; Mak, T. C. W. Synthesis of a Manganese Germavinylidene Complex from Bis(germavinylidene). Inorg. Chem. 2005, 44, 7286-7288.

 

    3. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Kan, K.-W.; Chan, H.-S.; Mak, T. C. W. Synthesis of Novel Metal-Germavinylidene Complexes from Bisgermavinylidene. Organometallics. 2005, 24, 5033-5037.

 

    2. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Wang, Z.-X.; Wang, J.-Z.; Mak, T. C. W. Synthesis of Bisgermavinylidene and Its Reaction with Chalcogens. Organometallics. 2003, 22, 4305-4311.

 

    1. Leung, W.-P.; So, C.-W.; Wang, J.-Z.; Mak, T. C. W. A Novel Synthesis of Metallogermacyclopropane and Molybdenum Bis(iminophosphorano)carbene Complexes from Bisgermavinylidene. Chem. Commun. 2003, 248-249.

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