Journal or Book Title
Journal of the American Chemical Society
We report magnesium-catalyzed cross-dehydrocoupling of Si–H and N–H bonds to give Si–N bonds and H2. A number of silazanes are accessible using this method, as well as silylamines from NH3 and silylhydrazines from N2H4. Kinetic studies of the overall catalytic cycle and a stoichiometric Si–N bond-forming reaction suggest nucleophilic attack by a magnesium amide as the turnover-limiting step.
American Chemical Society
Dunne, James Francis; Neal, Steven R.; Engelkemier, Joshua; Ellern, Arkady; and Sadow, Aaron D., "Tris(oxazolinyl)boratomagnesium-Catalyzed Cross-Dehydrocoupling of Organosilanes with Amines, Hydrazine, and Ammonia" (2011). Chemistry Publications. 234.