Non-selective dimerization of vinyl silanes by the putative (phenanthroline)PdMe cation to 1,4-bis(trialkoxysilyl)butenes

Sandun Perera, Michael Findlater

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Abstract

Activation of the dialkylpalladium complex (phen)Pd(CH3)2 (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) with B(C6F5)3 affords a competent catalyst for the dimerization of vinyl silanes. All organic products of the catalytic dimerization of trialkoxyvinylsilanes were characterized by in situ NMR spectroscopy and GC-MS. The putative palladium cation was characterized by NMRspectroscopy. Upon activation, the palladium complex generated products in moderate yield (60-70%) and selectivity (~60:40, dimer:disproportionation products).

Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalInorganics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Coupling
  • Dimerization
  • Palladium
  • Phenanthroline
  • Vinyl silane

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