Synthesis, Properties, and Derivatization of Poly(dihydrogermane): A Germanium-Based Polyethylene Analogue

Polygermanes are germanium-based analogues of polyolefins and possess polymer backbones made up catenated Ge atoms. Within the current contribution we report the preparation of a germanium polyethylene analogue, polydihydrogermane (GeH2)n, through two easy approaches that contain topotactic deintercalation of Ca ions from the CaGe Zintl part.   The ensuing (GeH2)n possesses morphologically dependent chemical and digital…

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