Hydrosilylation of epoxides catalyzed by a cationic η1-silane iridium(III) complex

Sehoon Park, Maurice Brookhart*

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Cationic silane complex 2, catalyzes the hydrosilylation of epoxides and cyclic ethers to give the silyl-protected alcohols, regioselectively. A mechanistic study shows that the epoxide undergoes isomerization to the ketone, followed by hydrosilylation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3643-3645
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number12
StatePublished - 8 Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

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