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Mechanistic Study on Ni-Catalyzed Silylation of Aryl Methyl Ethers

Mechanistic Study on Ni-Catalyzed Silylation of Aryl Methyl Ethers
Yao Fu, Bing Wang, Haizhu Yu, Julong Jiang, Qi Zhang
The mechanism of the Ni-catalyzed silylation of aryl methyl ethers, especially the activation mode of the C−O bond, has been extensively investigated using density functional theory (DFT) methods. It was found that the silyl anion generated in situ and the cation K+ promote the C−O oxidative addition co-operatively. The former works as a ligand to Ni and the latter stabilizes the transition state via non-covalent interactions. More information can be found in the Full Paper by H. Yu, Y. Fu et al. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201703266).

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/chem.201704229

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