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Borane-catalyzed selective dihydrosilylation of terminal alkynes: reaction development and mechanistic insight

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Here, we describe simple B(C6F5)3-catalyzed mono- and dihydrosilylation reactions of terminal alkynes by using a silane-tuned chemoselectivity strategy, affording vinylsilanes and unsymmetrical geminal bis(silanes). This strategy is applicable to the dihydrosilylation of both aliphatic and aryl terminal alkynes with different silane combinations. Gram-scale synthesis and conducting the reaction without the exclusion of air and moisture demonstrate the practicality of this methodology. The synthetic utility of the resulting products was further highlighted by the structural diversification of geminal bis(silanes) through transforming the secondary silane into other silyl groups. Comprehensive theoretical calculations combined with kinetical isotope labeling studies have shown that a prominent kinetic differentiation between the hydrosilylation of alkynes and vinylsilane is responsible for the chemoselective construction of unsymmetrical 1,1-bis(silanes).

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Submitted
21 May 2021
Accepted
13 Jul 2021
First published
21 Jul 2021

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2021, Advance Article
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Borane-catalyzed selective dihydrosilylation of terminal alkynes: reaction development and mechanistic insight

G. Wang, X. Su, L. Gao, X. Liu, G. Li and S. Li, Chem. Sci., 2021, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D1SC02769G

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