Silacyclopropylideneplatinum(0) Complex as a Robust and Efficient Hydrosilylation Catalyst

Thibault Troadec, Amparo Prades, Ricardo Rodriguez, Raphael Mirgalet, Antoine Baceiredo, Nathalie Saffon-Merceron, Vicenç Branchadell, Tsuyoshi Kato

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© 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8234-8240
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016


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