Sore HF1, Boehner CM, Laraia L, Logoteta P, Prestinari C, Scott M, Williams K, Galloway WR, Spring DR.
Org Biomol Chem. 2011 Jan 21;9(2):504-15. doi: 10.1039/c0ob00338g. Epub 2010 Oct 12.During the studies towards the development of pentafluorophenyldimethylsilanes as a novel organosilicon cross coupling reagent it was revealed that the active silanolate and the corresponding disiloxane formed rapidly under basic conditions. The discovery that disiloxanes are in equilibrium with the silanolate led to the use of disiloxanes as cross coupling partners under fluoride free conditions. Our previous report focused on the synthesis and base induced cross coupling of aryl substituted vinyldisiloxanes with aryl halides; good yields and selectivities were achieved. Read More