Organic Chemistry

Silyl formates as hydrosilane surrogates for the transfer hydrosilylation of ketones



An energetically and atom economic transfer hydrosilylation of ketones employing silyl formates as hydrosilanes surrogates under mild conditions is presented. A total of 24 examples of ketones have been successfully converted to their corresponding silyl ethers with 61-99% yield in the presence of a PNHP-based ruthenium catalyst and silyl formate reagent. The crucial role of the ligand for the transformation is demonstrated.


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Supporting information
Experimental procedures and compilation of spectral and analytical data of all new compounds