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Mechanism for Reduction Catalysis by Metal Oxo: Hydrosilation of Organic Carbonyl Groups Catalyzed by a Rhenium(V) Oxo Complex

Elon A. Ison, Evan R. Trivedi, Rex A. Corbin and Mahdi M. Abu-Omar*

*Brown Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University, 560 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907, Email:

E. A. Ison, E. R. Trivedi, R. A. Corbin, M. M. Abu-Omar, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127, 15374-15375.

DOI: 10.1021/ja055704t

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The rhenium-catalyzed hydrosilation of aldehydes and ketones under ambient temperature and atmosphere gave protected alcohol as silyl ether in good yields. The mechanism is discussed.

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Key Words

silylethers, reduction of carbonyl compounds

ID: J48-Y2005-2700