1,8-Disilylnaphthalene

Robert Schrock, Klaus Angermaier, Alexander Sladek, Hubert Schmidbaur

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Abstract

For the preparation of the title compound, 1,8-diiodonaphthalene was treated with p-anisylchlorosilane and magnesium to give 1,8-bis(p-anisylsilyl)- naphthalene (1). The reaction of compound 1 with 2 equiv. of triflic acid affords 1,8-bis[(trifluoromethyl)- sulfonyl)silyl]naphthalene, which can be reduced to 1,8- disilylnaphthalene (2) with lithium aluminum hydride. The crystal structures of compounds 1 and 2 have been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction. The C10- Si2 skeleton in 2 is planar, but there are severe in-plane outward bendings of the two silyl groups. In compound 1, along with a similar but smaller bending of the silyl groups, there is also a tilting by 7° of the two benzene rings of naphthalene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3399-3401
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume13
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1994
Externally publishedYes

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