Hydrosilylation of a silicon(II) hydride: synthesis and characterization of a remarkable silylsilylene.

@article{Zhang2010HydrosilylationOA,
  title={Hydrosilylation of a silicon(II) hydride: synthesis and characterization of a remarkable silylsilylene.},
  author={Shuhua Zhang and Hui-Xian Yeong and Hong-Wei Xi and Kok Hwa. Lim and Cheuk-Wai So},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 33},
  pages={
          10250-4
        }
}
The synthesis and characterization of novel monomeric silylsilylenes [{PhC(NtBu)(2)}Si--Si{(NtBu)(2)C(H)Ph}R] (R=Cl (2), H (4)) are described. Compound 2 was prepared by the treatment of [{PhC(NtBu)(2)}SiHCl(2)] (1) with two equivalents of potassium graphite, whereas compound 4 was synthesized by the treatment of 1 with four equivalents of potassium graphite. The results suggest that silicon(II) hydride intermediate [{PhC(NtBu)(2)}SiH] was formed in the reduction, which underwent a… 
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