Pt(0)-catalyzed hydrosilylation of unsymmetric alkynes proceeds in a highly regioselective manner with a dimethylvinylsilyl (DMVS) group as the directing group. This hydrosilylation affords a single regioisomer of silylalkenes from propargylic and homopropargylic alcohol derivatives. DMVS also has an accelerating effect that allows group-selective hydrosilylation of the DMVS-attached alkyne prior to that of other alkynes. Combined hydrosilylation and transformation reactions of the resulting silylalkenes afford various tri-substituted alkenes and multi-oxy-functionalized compounds with high regioselectivity from unsymmetric alkynes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry