Silylations of Arenes with Hydrosilanes: From Transition-Metal-Catalyzed C[BOND]X Bond Cleavage to Environmentally Benign Transition-Metal-Free C[BOND]H Bond Activation

Authors

  • Dr. Zheng Xu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, No. 1378, Wenyi West Road, Science Park of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou City, 311121 (PR China)
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  • Prof. Dr. Li-Wen Xu

    Corresponding author
    1. Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, No. 1378, Wenyi West Road, Science Park of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou City, 311121 (PR China)
    2. State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou (PR China)
    • Key Laboratory of Organosilicon Chemistry and Material Technology of Ministry of Education, Hangzhou Normal University, No. 1378, Wenyi West Road, Science Park of Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou City, 311121 (PR China)

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Abstract

The construction of carbon–silicon bonds is highlighted as an exciting achievement in the field of organosilicon chemistry and green chemistry. Recent developments in this area will enable the sustainable chemical conversion of silicon resources into synthetically useful compounds. Especially, the catalytic silylation through C[BOND]H bond activation without directing groups and hydrogen acceptors is one of the most challenging topics in organic chemistry and green chemistry. These remarkable findings on catalytic silylation can pave the way to a more environmentally benign utilization of earth-abundant silicon-based resources in synthetic chemistry.

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