Rapid and Mild Synthesis of an NHC-Coordinated Bis(trimethylsilyl)silylene via Elimination of Halotrimethylsilane

Hayato Sasaki, Yuki Yokouchi, Takumi Nukazawa, Takeaki Iwamoto

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Abstract

Base-coordinated silylenes are often used as electron-donating ligands for metal complexes and low-coordinate species of main group elements. However, the synthesis routes to base-coordinated silylenes remain limited. Herein, we report a rapid and mild reaction providing NHC-coordinated bis(trimethylsilyl)silylene 2, which includes the coordination of 1,3,4,5-tetramethylimidazol-2-ylidene (IMe4) to (Me3Si)3SiX (1, X= Cl, Br, and I) and the subsequent elimination of the corresponding Me3SiX assisted by another IMe4 molecule. Silylene 2 undergoes not only the coordination to BPh3 and the addition reactions with 2,3-dimethylbutadiene and Me3SiI but also an unprecedented substitution reaction with (Me3Si)3SiI affording (Me3Si)3Si-substituted IMe4-coordinated silylene 6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2415-2419
Number of pages5
JournalOrganometallics
Volume40
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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