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Highly β-(E)-Selective Hydrosilylation of Terminal and Internal Alkynes Catalyzed by a (IPr)Pt(diene) Complex

Guillaume Berthon-Gelloz, Jean-Marc Schumers, Guillaume De Bo and István E. Markó*

*Université catholique de Louvain, Département de Chimie, Place Louis Pasteur, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Email:

G. Berthon-Gelloz, J.-M. Schumers, G. De Bo, I. E. Markó, J. Org. Chem., 2008, 73, 4190-4197.

DOI: 10.1021/jo800411e (free Supporting Information)

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Low catalyst loadings of (IPr)Pt(allyl ether) display enhanced activity and regioselectivity for the hydrosilylation of terminal and internal alkynes. Reactions lead to exquisite regioselectivity in favor of the cis-addition product on the less hindered terminus of terminal and internal alkynes.

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Key Words

Vinylsilanes, Vinylsiloxanes

ID: J42-Y2008-1430