The hydroxymethylation of alkynylsilanes with formaldehyde generated in situ from N-[(trimethylsiloxy)methyl]phthalimide proceeds in the presence of a stoichiometric amount of NaOPh. The reaction occurs at room temperature by using an operationally simple one-step procedure. A variety of alkynylsilanes possessing electron-donating, electron-withdrawing, and halogen groups (including heteroaryl-substituted alkynylsilanes) provide hydroxymethylated products.
- C1 building blocks
- Lewis bases
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry