The cleavage of isobutyrylcobalt tetracarbonyl with triethylsilane gives (triethylsilyl)cobalt tetracarbonyl, isobutyraldehyde, dicobalt octacarbonyl, and the corresponding unsaturated and saturated silyl ethers. Silyl enol ether was also formed, along with order products, in the reaction of (trimethylsilyl)cobalt tetracarbonyl with isobutyraldehyde. The kinetics of both reactions were studied. The first one proceeds through an acylcobalt tricarbonyl intermediate that oxidatively adds hydrosilane in the rate-determining step and then gives the products in fast consecutive steps. The second reaction involves probably an (a-(trimethylsiloxy)isobutyl)cobalt tetracarbonyl intermediate formed from silylcobalt tetracarbonyl and aldehyde. Silyl enol ethers as main products will be provided by β-hydrogen elimination from a-siloxyalkyl complexes in both reactions.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry