Agostic NSi-H⋯Mo complexes: From curiosity to catalysis

Andrey Y. Khalimon, Razvan Simionescu, Lyudmila G. Kuzmina, Judith A.K. Howard, Georgii I. Nikonov

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An uncommon catalyst: The β-agostic NSi-H⋯complex 1 (Ar=2,6-diisopropylphenyl) catalyzes a variety of hydrosilylation reactions. Stoichiometric reactions of 1 with unsaturated compounds proceed via the silanimine intermediate A and, in the case of olefins or nitriles, give products of Si-C coupling, such as 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7701-7704
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - Sep 22 2008


  • Agostic interactions
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrosilylation
  • Imido ligands
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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