The addition-type ozone oxidation of silylalkenes is a highly efficient reaction to provide synthetically versatile α-silylperoxy carbonyl compounds. To gain insight into the reaction mechanism, we performed a computational study, which revealed that the reaction proceeds via [1,2]-Brook rearrangement-type silyl migration of primary ozonide. In sharp contrast to the addition-type reactions, the ozone oxidation of α-alkoxysilylalkenes proceeds in a cleavage-type manner to afford excellent yields of silacarboxylic acid esters via the 1,3-cycloelimination of primary ozonide prior to 1,2-silyl migration.
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