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Rh-catalyzed direct arylation of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane

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Abstract

The electronic properties of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) have recently been subjected to study. Although theoretical calculations have predicted that POSS can work as an acceptor for π-conjugated organic units, an effective reaction to incorporate aryl groups into a POSS backbone remains to be established. In this work, Rh-catalyzed direct arylation has been developed. Heptaisobutyl-POSS with a Si–H group was reacted with various aryl halides to form aryl-substitued POSSs.

Graphical abstract: Rh-catalyzed direct arylation of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane

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The article was received on 28 Mar 2017, accepted on 06 Apr 2017 and first published on 06 Apr 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01106G
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article
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    Rh-catalyzed direct arylation of a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane

    H. Imoto, S. Wada and K. Naka, Dalton Trans., 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT01106G

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