Chapter 37. Electrochemical Formation of Silicon-Carbon Bonds

  1. Prof. Norbert Auner2 and
  2. Prof. Johann Weis3
  1. Helmut Fallmann and
  2. Christa Grogger

Published Online: 28 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619917.ch37

Organosilicon Chemistry IV: From Molecules to Materials

Organosilicon Chemistry IV: From Molecules to Materials

How to Cite

Fallmann, H. and Grogger, C. (2000) Electrochemical Formation of Silicon-Carbon Bonds, in Organosilicon Chemistry IV: From Molecules to Materials (eds N. Auner and J. Weis), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619917.ch37

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  1. 2

    Inst. für Anorganische Chemie, der Universität Frankfurt, Marie-Curie-Strasse 11, D-60439 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Phone: 0 69/7 98-29180, -29591, Fax: 069/798-29188

  2. 3

    Wacker-Chemie GmbH, Geschäftsbereich S, Werk Burghausen, Johannes-Hess-Strasse 24, D-84489 Burghausen, Germany

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  1. Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Technische Universität Graz Stremayrgasse 16, A-8010 Graz, Austria Tel.: Int. code + (316)873 8217 —Fax: Int. code + (316)873 8701

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527298549

Online ISBN: 9783527619917



  • electrochemistry;
  • cyclic voltammetry;
  • chlorosilanes


Using a simple undivided cell with THF/Bu4NBF4 as electrolyte, a stainless steel cathode and magnesium or hydrogen anodes, several organochlorosilanes RnSiCl4-n (R = Me, Ph; n = 1–3) were subjected to galvanostatic electrolysis in the presence of organic halides. With t-butyl chloride no Si-C bond formation was observed. Electrolyses with chlorobenzene yielded phenylated silanes when using Me3SiCl or Me2SiCl2 as starting materials.