Rhodium-catalyzed addition of phenylmethyldifluorosilane to aldehydes

Shuichi Oi, Mitsutoshi Moro, Yoshio Inoue

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Phenylmethyldifluorosilane reacts with aldehydes in the presence of a fluoride salt and a catalytic amount of a cationic rhodium complex, [Rh(cod)-(CH3CN)2]BF4, affording the corresponding phenylated alcohols in good yield. The reaction mechanism involves the transmetalation between a fluorine-coordinated silicate and a rhodium complex to generate a phenylrhodium species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1036-1037
Number of pages2
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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