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Ligand-Controlled, Norbornene-Mediated, Regio- and Diastereoselective Rhodium-Catalyzed Intramolecular Alkene Hydrosilylation Reactions

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posted on 19.02.2016, 04:18 by Yuanda Hua, Hiep H. Nguyen, William R. Scaggs, Junha Jeon
Ligand-controlled, norbornene-mediated, regio- and diastereoselective rhodium-catalyzed intramolecular alkene hydrosilylation of homoallyl silyl ethers (1) exploiting either BINAP or 1,6-bis(diphenylphosphino)hexane (dpph) has been developed. This method permits selective access to either trans-oxasilacyclopentanes (trans-2) or oxasilacyclohexanes (3) at will. A substoichiometric amount of norbornene markedly increased both yield and selectivity. A norbornene-mediated hydride shuttle process is discussed.