Arii H1, Nakabayashi K2, Mochida K3, Kawashima T4.
Molecules. 2016 Aug 1;21(8). pii: E999. doi: 10.3390/molecules21080999.Diorganyl[2-(trimethylsilylethynyl)phenyl]silanes 1a-c and methyl-substituted phenylsilanes 1d and 1e were treated with a small amount of trityl tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)borate (TPFPB) as an initiator in benzene to afford the corresponding benzosiloles (2a-e) in moderate to good yields. However, no reaction was observed for the reaction using [2-(1-hexynyl)phenyl]diisopropylsilane lf. The methyl substituent was tolerated under the reaction conditions and increased the yield of the corresponding benzosilole depending on the substitution position. Read More