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Alternative Reducing Agents for the Wurtz Synthesis of Polysilanes

Benfield, Robert E., Cragg, R. Harry, Jones, Richard G., Swain, Anthony C. (1992) Alternative Reducing Agents for the Wurtz Synthesis of Polysilanes. Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 14 . pp. 1022-1024. ISSN 1060-1325. (doi:10.1039/C39920001022) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:20382)

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Abstract

Poly(methylphenylsilane) has been shown to be capable of formation from dichloromethylphenylsilane using metallic reducing agents other than the alkali metals that are invariably used in these Wurtz-type coupling reactions; for these preliminary studies yttrium and pyrophoric lead were chosen on the basis of electrochemical and mechanistic considerations, and their ready availability as powders of controlled particle size, and though these are far from ideal reagents for the purpose, they demonstrate the possibilities for tight control of these reactions being achieved through the use of alternatives to the alkali metals.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1039/C39920001022
Additional information: Document Type: Proceedings Paper
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 07:37 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2019 10:57 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20382 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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