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Ligandless Regioselective Hydrosilylation of Allenes Catalyzed by Gold Nanoparticles

Marios Kidonakis and Manolis Stratakis*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Crete, Voutes, 71003 Iraklion, Greece, Email:

M. Kidonakis, M. Stratakis, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 4538-4541.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02236 (free Supporting Information)


A highly regioselective, catalytic hydrosilylation of terminal allenes using recyclable gold nanoparticles as catalyst does not require any external ligands or additives. The hydrosilane addition takes place on the more substituted double bond, which is attributed to steric and electronic factors.

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