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Low-valent magnesium(I)-catalyzed cyanosilylation of ketones

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The magnesium(I) complex [(XylNacnac)Mg]2 was employed as a highly efficient catalyst for the cyanosilylation of a variety of ketones with trimethylsilyl cyanide under mild conditions. In contrast to the traditional stoichiometric use of magnesium(I) complexes, 1 provides the first example of a truly catalytic application of Mg(I) complexes.

Graphical abstract: Low-valent magnesium(i)-catalyzed cyanosilylation of ketones

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The article was received on 31 Jan 2018, accepted on 28 Feb 2018 and first published on 28 Feb 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00826D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 3042-3044
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    Low-valent magnesium(I)-catalyzed cyanosilylation of ketones

    W. Wang, M. Luo, J. Li, S. A. Pullarkat and M. Ma, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3042
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00826D

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