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Sodium Hydroxide Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Alcohols with Hydrosilanes

Toutov, Anton A. and Betz, Kerry N. and Haibach, Michael C. and Romine, Andrew M. and Grubbs, Robert H. (2016) Sodium Hydroxide Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Alcohols with Hydrosilanes. Organic Letters, 18 (22). pp. 5776-5779. ISSN 1523-7060. doi:10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01687.

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An O–Si bond construction protocol employing abundantly available and inexpensive NaOH as the catalyst is described. The method enables the cross-dehydrogenative coupling of an alcohol and hydrosilane to directly generate the corresponding silyl ether under mild conditions and without the production of stoichiometric salt byproducts. The scope of both coupling partners is excellent, positioning the method for use in complex molecule and materials science applications. A novel Si-based cross-coupling reagent is also reported.

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Toutov, Anton A.0000-0002-6561-0462
Betz, Kerry N.0000-0001-9118-5909
Haibach, Michael C.0000-0001-8383-5633
Romine, Andrew M.0000-0002-6703-2926
Grubbs, Robert H.0000-0002-0057-7817
Additional Information:© 2016 American Chemical Society. Received: June 10, 2016; Revised: October 11, 2016; Publication Date (Web): November 9, 2016. This work was supported by the NSF under the CCI Center for Selective C–H Functionalization (CHE-1205646) and under CHE-1212767. A.A.T. is grateful to the Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech and to Dow Chemical for a predoctoral fellowship and to NSERC for a PGS D fellowship. We thank S. Virgil and the Caltech Center for Catalysis and Chemical Synthesis for access to analytical equipment. M. Shahgoli and N. Torian (Caltech) are acknowledged for assistance with high-resolution mass spectrometry. The authors declare no competing financial interest.
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Official Citation:Sodium Hydroxide Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Alcohols with Hydrosilanes Anton A. Toutov, Kerry N. Betz, Michael C. Haibach, Andrew M. Romine, and Robert H. Grubbs Organic Letters 2016 18 (22), 5776-5779 DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b01687
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