Accession Number:

AD0779547

Title:

Pi - Bonding in Silicon Compounds.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WARWICK UNIV COVENTRY (ENGLAND) SCHOOL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The reaction of chloromethyldimethylsilane with lithium t-butoxide in pyridine has been investigated in detail. The only observable product is t-butoxy-trimethylsilane, and this arises in a bimolecular reaction between base and silane. In an attempt to discriminate between a base-promoted elimination reaction and an alternative route involving rate-determining nucleophilic attack at silicon, the authors have carried out a series of experiments. The deuterium kinetic isotope effect and an observed pseudo-first order rate constant was observed. The mechanism of reaction is discussed. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE