A dihydrodisilene transition metal complex from an n-heterocyclic carbene-stabilized silylene monohydride

Shigeyoshi Inoue, Carsten Eisenhut

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Abstract

Through the use of an N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) and the super-silyl group (tBu3Si), the novel silylene hydride 2 could be synthesized and isolated in 41% yield. The reaction of 2 with bis(1,5-cyclooctadiene)nickel(0) afforded complex 3, which represents the first example of a dihydrodisilene transition metal complex. Compounds 2 and 3 were fully characterized, including single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The reaction mechanism for the formation of 3 from 2 was investigated by density functional theory calculations, which showed that migration of the NHC from silicon to nickel takes place in this reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18315-18318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number49
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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