Reactions of [LiC(SiMe2H)3]·2THF: Sterically hindered tris(dimethylsilyl)methane derivatives and their hydrosilylation

Eric J. Hawrelak, Daisuke Sata, Folami T. Ladipo

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Treatment of LiC(SiMe2H)3]·2THF (1) with alkenylchlorosilanes produced sterically hindered alkenylsilanes (4-10) of structure H2C=CH-(CH2)n SiRR′C(SiMe2H)3 (R = Me; R′ = Me or Cl; n = 0, 1, or 4). The Peterson reaction of 1 with carbonyl compounds gave sterically hindered olefins R(R′)C=C(SiMe2H)2. Pt or Rh catalyzed intramolecular hydrosilylation of H2C=CHSiMe2C(SiMe2H)3 (4) occurred to produce a new 1,3-disilacyclobutane derivative 15. Intermolecular hydro silylation was favored for 5, 8, and 10, producing oligomeric products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-132
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 15 2001

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Funding Information:
Thanks are expressed to the Kentucky National Science Foundation EPSCoR Program (grant number EPS-9452895) and the Chemistry Department of the University of Kentucky for financial support.


  • Bulky ligands
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Silicon
  • Tris(dimethylsilyl)methyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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