Catalytic hydrosilylation of carbon monoxide with cobalt carbonyls

Attila Sisak, László Markó, Zoltán Angyalosy, Ferenc Ungváry

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The hydrosilylation of carbon monoxide with cobalt carbonyls under relatively mild conditions resulted in a Fischer-Tropsch-analogous reductive coupling of CO. Alkyl silyl ethers, 1,2-bis(silyloxy)-1-alkenes and higher molecular weight compounds with at least three silyloxy groups were also formed, each of these containing up to seven carbon atoms derived from CO and for the most part having a linear structure. A (silyloxycarbyne)cobalt complex was postulated as the key intermediate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994



  • Carbonyl complexes
  • Catalysis
  • Cobalt complexes
  • Hydrosilylation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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