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Regio- and Stereoselective Dehydrogenative Silylation and Hydrosilylation of Vinylarenes Catalyzed by Ruthenium Alkylidenes

Apparao Bokka and Junha Jeon*

*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas 76019, United States, Email:

A. Bokka, J. Jeon, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5324-5327.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02642 (free Supporting Information)

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Ruthenium alkylidenes catalyze regio- and stereoselective dehydrogenative silylations and hydrosilylations of vinylarenes with alkoxysilanes. Depending on the ligand, the method offers selective access to either (E)-vinylsilanes or β-alkylsilanes with high regio- and stereocontrol.

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