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

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


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JournalDalton Transactions
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Mar 2020
DateE-pub ahead of print - 23 Mar 2020
DatePublished (current) - 23 Mar 2020
Number of pages5
Early online date23/03/20
Original languageEnglish


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.

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