Novel 1,2-dilithiodisilanes derived from reduction of stable tetrakis(trialkylsilyl)disilenes with lithium metal

Mitsuo Kira, Takeaki Iwamoto, Dongzhu Yin, Toyotaro Maruyama, Hideki Sakurai

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Abstract

1,2-Dilithiotetrakis(trialkylsilyl)disilanes [(R3Si)2SiLi]2 (R3Si = t-BuMe2Si and i-Pr2MeSi) were prepared as stable off-white powder by the reduction of the corresponding tetrakis(trialkylsilyl)disilenes with lithium in THF. The 1,2-dilithiodisilanes reacted with water, iodomethane, and chlorosilanes to give the corresponding disubstituted products in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)910-911
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

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