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Highly Selective and Practical Hydrolytic Oxidation of Organosilanes to Silanols Catalyzed by a Ruthenium Complex

Myunghee Lee, Sangwon Ko and Sukbok Chang*

*Department of Chemistry, Ewha Womans University Seoul 120-750, Korea, Email:

M. Lee, S. Ko, S. Chang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 12011-12012.

DOI: 10.1021/ja003079g

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With [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2/H2O as oxidizing system, a wide range of organosilanols could be obtained with remarkably high selectivities and in excellent yields from readily available silanes. The reaction conditions are mild enough to be applicable to large-scale conversions.

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[RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 on Carbon: An Efficient, Selective, Reusable, and Environmentally Versatile Heterogeneous Catalyst

E. Choi, C. Lee, Y. Na, S. Chang, Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 2369-2371.

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ID: J48-Y2000