Synthesis of disilanes
A platinum-catalyzed hydrosilylation of arylacetylenes with trichlorosilane followed by a subsequent second hydrosilylation catalyzed by a chiral monophosphine-palladium complex and an oxidation with hydrogen peroxide gave 1-aryl-1,2-diols of high enantiomeric purity in high yields.
T. Shimada, K. Mukaide, A. Shinohara, J. W. Han, T. Hayashi, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 1584-1585.