Unprecedented insertion reaction of a silylene into a B-B bond and generation of a novel borylsilyl anion by boron-metal exchange reaction of the resultant diborylsilane.

@article{Kajiwara2004UnprecedentedIR,
  title={Unprecedented insertion reaction of a silylene into a B-B bond and generation of a novel borylsilyl anion by boron-metal exchange reaction of the resultant diborylsilane.},
  author={Takashi Kajiwara and Nobuhiro Takeda and Takahiro Sasamori and Norihiro Tokitoh},
  journal={Chemical communications},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={2218-9}
}
A kinetically stabilized diarylsilylene, Tbt(Mes)Si: (1, Tbt = 2,4,6-tris[bis(trimethylsilyl)methyl]phenyl, Mes = mesityl), thermally generated from overcrowded disilene Tbt(Mes)Si=Si(Mes)Tbt (2) or stable silylene-isocyanide complex (3a), was found to insert into a B-B bond of bis(pinacolato)diboron, B2(pin)2 (4), and the boron-lithium exchange reaction of… CONTINUE READING