Synthesis and structure of silyl acetonitriles

C. Krempner, K. Martens, H. Reinke

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An efficient route for the preparation of Mes2HSiCH2CN (1) and (Mes2HSi)2CHCN (2) is reported (Mes = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl). Although the X-ray analyses for 1 and 2 reveal the CHnCN functionality (n = 1, 2) to be shielded by the Mes2HSi group, hydrolysis under basic conditions gave exclusively Mes2HSiOH (3), as a result of hydroxide-induced Si-C bond cleavage. In the solid state 3 is a tetramer forming an eight membered ring by H-bond interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5799-5803
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number26
StatePublished - Dec 15 2007


  • Carbosilanes
  • Silanes
  • Silanols
  • Silyl acetonitriles


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