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Highly Efficient Iridium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Organosilanes to Silanols

Youngjun Lee, Dong Seomoon, Sundae Kim, Hoon Han, Sukbok Chang and Phil Ho Lee*

*Department of Chemistry, Kangwon National University, Chunchon 200-701, Republic of Korea, Email:

Y. Lee, D. Seomoon, S. Kim, H. Han, S. Chang, P. H. Lee, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 209-212.

DOI: 10.1021/jo035647r


[IrCl(C8H12)]2 catalyzed the hydrolytic oxidation of organosilanes to the corresponding silanols under essentially neutral and mild conditions with high efficiency. Various types of silanols are produced in good to excellent yields.

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Key Words

Silanes, Silanols, Oxidation, Water

ID: J42-Y2004-150