© 2016 American Chemical Society. The base-stabilized silacyclopropylidene 1 behaves as a versatile strongly nucleophilic ligand toward transition metals. The strong silylene-metal binding related to both increased σ-donating and π-accepting character of silylene 1 compared to N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) allowed the synthesis of robust and air-stable silylene complexes. Of particular interest, the corresponding platinum(0) complex 6 exhibits high stability and a high level of selectivity and catalytic activity in hydrosilylation reactions that is superior to that of the related NHC-Pt0 complexes.
|Publication status||Published - 15 Aug 2016|