Organolanthanide-catalyzed dehydrogenative coupling of silanes. Mechanistic implications

Craig M. Forsyth, Steven P. Nolan, Tobin J Marks

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Organolanthanide complexes of the type Cp′2LnR (Cp′ = η5-Me5C5; Ln = La, Nd, Sm, Y, Lu; R = H, CH(SiMe3)2), Me2SiCp″2LnR (Cp″ = η5-Me4C5; Ln = Nd; R = CH(SiMe3)2), Cp′2Sm, and Cp′2Sm(THF)2 catalyze the rapid dehydrogenative oligomerization of PhSiH3. Kinetic and mechanistic arguments exclude the importance of metal-centered redox processes in the catalytic cycle and support instead "four-center" "heterolytic" bond-scission/bond-forming sequences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2543-2545
Number of pages3
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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