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Reactions of methylchlorodisilanes with Grignard reagents


Reactions of Cl2MeSiSiMeCl2 with RMgCl make it possible to obtain and isolate pure disilanes containing a smaller number of functional groups, namely, RMeClSiSiMeCl2 (R = Ph), RMeClSiSiMeRCl (R = Pri, Ph), and R2MeSiSiMeRCl (R = Bui). The reaction of Cl2MeSiSiMeCl2 with BunMgCl is the least selective. The chlorides obtained were reduced with LiAlH4 into the corresponding hydrides.

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Translated fromIzvestiya Akademii Nauk. Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 5, pp. 954–957, May, 1995.

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Semenov, V.V., Ladilina, E.Y., Chesnokova, T.A. et al. Reactions of methylchlorodisilanes with Grignard reagents. Russ Chem Bull 44, 927–930 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00696930

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Key words

  • organodisilanes, organohydrodisilanes, nucleophilic substitution
  • Grignard reagents