A bis(silyl)nickel complex containing an o-carboranylene and its application in facile double silylation of alkynes and alkenes

Citation
Yj. Kang et al., A bis(silyl)nickel complex containing an o-carboranylene and its application in facile double silylation of alkynes and alkenes, ORGANOMETAL, 19(9), 2000, pp. 1722-1728
Citations number
45
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Organic Chemistry/Polymer Science
Journal title
ORGANOMETALLICS
ISSN journal
0276-7333 → ACNP
Volume
19
Issue
9
Year of publication
2000
Pages
1722 - 1728
Database
ISI
SICI code
0276-7333(20000501)19:9<1722:ABCCAO>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
The reaction of 1,2-bis(dimethylsilyl)carborane (1) with Ni(PEt3)(4) yielde d the cyclic bis-(silyl)nickel complex (2). 2 was found to be a good cataly st for the double silylation reaction of alkynes and alkenes. Thus, the rea ction of 1 with RC=CR' in the presence of a catalytic amount of 2 afforded the six-membered disilylene ring compounds o-B10H10C2(SiMe2)(2)(RC=CR') (R = R'= Ph (3); R = Ph, R'= H (4); R = R'= Pt (5); R = Ph, R'= Me (6); R = R' = Me (7)). In contrast, the reaction of 1-phenyl-2-(trimethylsilyl)acetylen e with 1 in the presence of a catalytic amount of 2 afforded the six-member ed disilylene ring compound (9) and the five-membered disilylene ring compo und (10). The stoichiometric reaction of 2 with an active alkyne such as di methyl acetylenedicarboxylate gave the six-membered disilylene ring compoun d (11). The intermedate 2 also was found to be a good catalyst for the doub le silylation of some alkenes. Thus, the reaction of 1 with 4-vinylanisole in the presence of a catalytic amount of 2 afforded the five-membered disil ylene ring compound (15). However, treatment of 1 with 1,1-diphenylethylene under the same reaction conditions yielded a different type of five-member ed disilylene ring compound (17). The reaction of 1 with 2,3-dimethylbutadi ene in the presence of the nickel catalyst also was studied. The crystal st ructures of 2, 9, and 14 are described.