Si-C(sp3) bond activation through oxidative addition at a Rh(i) centre

S Azpeitia, A J Martínez-Martínez, M A Garralda, A S Weller, M A Huertos

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An easy, direct and room temperature silicon-carbon bond activation is reported. The reaction of [RhCl(coe)2]2 with the silane Si(Me)2(o-C6H4SMe)2 in the presence of an halide extractor provokes a Si-CH3 bond cleavage yielding a cationic silyl-methyl-Rh(iii). In contrast, if the reaction is performed using the Rh(i) bis-alkene dimers, [RhCl(cod)]2 or [RhCl(nbd)]2, the Si-CH3 bond activation does not occur.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Early online date23 Mar 2020
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2020

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