Campus Units

Chemistry, Ames Laboratory

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-14-2010

Journal or Book Title

Journal of the American Chemical Society

Volume

132

Issue

22

First Page

7582

Last Page

7583

DOI

10.1021/ja102323g

Abstract

An unusual β-elimination reaction involving zinc(II) and LiCl is reported. LiCl and a coordinatively saturated disilazido zinc compound form an adduct that contains activated SiH moieties. In THF/toluene mixtures, this adduct is transformed into a zinc hydride and 0.5 equiv. cyclodisilazane. The Li+ and Cl− ions apparently affect the reaction pathway of the disilazido zinc in a synergistic fashion. Thus, the zinc hydride and cyclodisilazane products of formal β-elimination are not observed upon treatment of the zinc disilazide with Cl− or Li+separately.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Journal of the American Chemical Society 132 (2010): 7582, doi: 10.1021/ja102323g. Copyright 2010 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Chemistry Commons

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