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Mechanistic Study of Arylsilane Oxidation through 19F NMR Spectroscopy

Mechanistic Study of Arylsilane Oxidation through 19F NMR Spectroscopy
Nick Summerhill, Aroonroj Mekareeya, Elizabeth J. Rayment, Edward A. Anderson
The mechanism of the oxidation of arylsilanes to phenols has been investigated using 19F NMR spectroscopy. The formation of silanols in these reactions results from a rapid background equilibrium between silanol and alkoxysilane; the relative rates of reaction of these species was evaluated by modeling of concentration profiles obtained through 19F NMR spectroscopic reaction monitoring. Combining these results with a study of initial rates of phenol formation, and of substituent electronic effects, a mechanistic picture involving rapid and reversible formation of a pentavalent peroxide ate complex, prior to rate-limiting aryl migration, has evolved.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jacs.7b00357

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b00357

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