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Germanabenzene (C5H6Ge) is the parent representative of a group of chemical compounds containing in their molecular structure a benzene ring with a carbon atom replaced by a germanium atom. Germanabenzene (1) itself is still elusive but stable naphthalene derivatives do exist in the laboratory such as the 2-germananaphthalene 2 [1]. The germanium to carbon bond in this compound is shielded from potential reactants a 2,4,6-tris[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]phenyl or Tbt group. This compound is aromatic just as the other carbon group representatives in silabenzene and stannabenzene compounds.

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  1. ^ . Synthesis and Structure of a Kinetically Stabilized 2-Germanaphthalene: The First Stable Neutral Germaaromatic Compound Norio Nakata, Nobuhiro Takeda, and Norihiro Tokitoh, Organometallics; 2001; 20(26) pp 5507 - 5509. doi:10.1021/om010881y
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