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Phosphine-Stabilized Silylene Rhodium Complex


The first phosphine-stabilized cationic rhodium silylene complex is reported. The dihydrido-silylene-Rh(III) compound reacts with water and alcohols forming alkoxysilyl-Rh(III) complexes and hydrogen gas. Moreover, benzophenone reacts with the cationic silylene rhodium complex leading to the reduction of the carbonyl group and the formation of an alkoxysilyl-Rh(III) compound, which has been identified as a likely intermediate in the mechanism for hydrosilylation of ketones proposed by Hofmann-Gade.

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The article was accepted on 08 Nov 2019 and first published on 09 Nov 2019

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04071D
Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Phosphine-Stabilized Silylene Rhodium Complex

    N. Almenara, J. I. Miranda, A. Rodríguez Diéguez, M. A. Garralda and M. A. A. Huertos, Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9DT04071D

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