One-Step Trimethylstannylation of Benzyl and Alkyl Halides

Jianbing Jiang, Robert H. Crabtree, Gary W. Brudvig

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Trialkylstannanes are good leaving groups that have been used for the formation of carbon-metal bonds to electrode surfaces for analyses of single-molecule conductivity. Here, we report the multistep synthesis of two amide-containing compounds that are of interest in studies of molecular rectifiers. Each molecule has two trimethylstannyl units, one linked by a methylene and the other by an ethylene group. To account for the very different reactivities of the parent halides, a new methodology for one-step trimethylstannylation was developed and optimized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9483-9488
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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