Disilaferracycle dicarbonyl complex containing weakly coordinated η2-(H-Si) ligands: Application to C-H functionalization of indoles and arenes

Yusuke Sunada, Hiroe Soejima, Hideo Nagashima

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Well-defined iron complex-mediated catalytic C-3-selective silylation of indole derivatives and stoichiometric C-H bond functionalization of arenes were achieved using an iron dicarbonyl complex containing the disilaferracycle moiety [o-(SiMe2)2C6H4]Fe(CO)2[o-{η2-(H-SiMe2)2}C6H4] (1). Facile liberation of the η2-(H-Si) groups in 1 was the key to effective promotion of these reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5936-5939
Number of pages4
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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