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Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds

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Abstract

Synthesis and reactivity of monomeric magnesium and zinc silyl compounds ToMM–Si(SiHMe2)3 and ToMM–Si(SiMe3)3 are described (ToM = tris(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)phenylborate). The magnesium compounds react slowly with water and air, while the zinc compounds are inert. With CO2, ToMMg–Si(SiHMe2)3 provides ToMMgO2CSi(SiHMe2)3 through CO2 insertion, whereas ToMZn–Si(SiHMe2)3 affords ToMZnOCHO.

Graphical abstract: Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds

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The article was received on 25 Sep 2012, accepted on 16 Nov 2012 and first published on 28 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36953B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4334-4336
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    Divergent reaction pathways of tris(oxazolinyl)borato zinc and magnesium silyl compounds

    D. Mukherjee, N. L. Lampland, K. Yan, J. F. Dunne, A. Ellern and A. D. Sadow, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4334
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36953B

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