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Mode of Activation of Cobalt(II) Amides for Catalytic Hydrosilylation of Alkenes with Tertiary Silanes

Yang Liu and Liang Deng*

*Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, People’s Republic of China, Email:

Y. Liu, L. Deng, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 1798-1801.

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12938 (free Supporting Information)

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Cobalt(II) amide complexes are effective catalysts for the hydrosilylation of alkenes with tertiary silanes. Mechanistic studies revealed that cobalt(II) amides can react with hydrosilane to form the genuine catalytically active cobalt(I) species, silylamide, and hydrogen.

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ID: J48-Y2017