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Synthesis of silanols

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With [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2/H2O as oxidizing system, a wide range of organosilanols could be obtained with remarkably high selectivities and in excellent yields from readily available silanes. The reaction conditions are mild enough to be applicable to large-scale conversions.
M. Lee, S. Ko, S. Chang, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2000, 122, 12011-12012.

Adsorbed [RuCl2(p-cymene)]2 on activated carbon is an efficient, environmentally attractive and highly selective catalyst for use in aerobic oxidations, hydrolytic oxidations and dehydrations. The heterogeneous catalyst was recovered quantitatively by simple filtration and could be reused with minimal loss of activity.
E. Choi, C. Lee, Y. Na, S. Chang, Org. Lett., 2002, 4, 2369-2371.

An all-inorganic biomimetic system bearing robust nitrogen-neighbored single-cobalt site/pyridinic-N site (Co-N4/Py-N) pairs can act cooperatively as an oxidase mimic. The catalyst enables scalable synthesis of O-silylated compounds including silanols, borasiloxanes, and silyl ethers via an unprecedented aerobic oxidation of hydrosilane.
Q. Zhang, M. Peng, Z. Gao, W. Guo, Z. Sun, Y. Zhao, W. Zhou, M. Wang, B. Mei, X.-L. Du, Z. Jiang, W. Sun, C. Liu, Y. Zhu, Y.-M. Liu, H.-Y. He, Z. H. Li, D. Ma, Y. Cao, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2023, 145, 4166-4176.

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