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Chem Commun (Camb). 2012 Feb 1;48(10):1481-3. doi: 10.1039/c1cc14593b. Epub 2011 Nov 25.

Shuffle off the classic β-Si elimination by Ni-NHC cooperation: implication for C-C forming reactions involving Ni-alkyl-β-silanes.

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  • 1Center of Novel Functional Molecules, Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Via a cooperation of NHC, Si substituents and a M center, β-Si elimination was attenuated, revealing a new way to attain a high Ni-β-SiR(3):Ni-σ-SiR(3) ratio. The scope is illustrated by a head-to-tail vinylsilane-α-olefin hydroalkenylation.

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