Hexamethyldisilane/Iodine: Convenient In Situ Generation of Iodotrimethylsilane

Authors

  • Prof. Dr. George A. Olah,

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    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California 90 007 (USA)
    • Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California 90007 (USA)
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  • Subhash C. Narang,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California 90 007 (USA)
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  • B. G. Balaram Gupta,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California 90 007 (USA)
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  • Ripudaman Malhotra

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute, Department of Chemistry University of Southern California University Park, Los Angeles, California 90 007 (USA)
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  • Part 74 in the Series: Synthetic Methods and Reactions. Support for this work by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health is gratefully acknowledged.—Part 73: G. A. Olah, Y. D. Vankar, M. Arvanaghi, Tetrahedron Lett., in press.

Abstract

Organic syntheses involving iodotrimethylsilane, e.g. cleavage of esters, ethers, snd carbamates under mild conditions, have advantages but Me3SiI is not readily obtainable and is also a sensitive compound. These difficulties are overcome by the Me3SiSiMe3/I2 reagent which can be used for convenient in-situ generation of Me3SiI.

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