A stable magnesium bromosilylenoid: Transmetalation of a lithium bromosilylenoid by magnesium bromide

Young Mook Lim, Hyeon Mo Cho, Myong Euy Lee, Kyoung Koo Baeck

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The reaction of lithium bromosilylenoid with MesLi at -10°C followed by addition of MgBr2 gave lithium mesitylsilylenoid as a complex with magnesium bromide that was transmetalated by MgBr2 at 45°C in THF to give magnesium silylenoid as a weak MgBr2 complex of trisylmesitylsilylene. A new magnesium mesitylsilylenoid species was stable at reflux temperature in THF and n-hexane and showed amphiphilic properties in the reaction with 2-propanol, water, and "BuLi, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4960-4964
Number of pages5
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct 9


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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