Organosilatrane building blocks

Bradley J. Brennan, Devens Gust, Gary W. Brudvig

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Phenylsilatrane analogues containing reactive amino, bromo, boronic ester, and alkynyl functional groups for coupling reactions have been prepared. Pinacol boronic ester and ethynyl analogues were synthesized from 4- bromophenylsilatrane by palladium catalyzed reactions. The silatrane functional group was shown to be stable during the palladium catalysis procedures and silica-gel purification, making the molecules amenable to further synthetic manipulation. The described phenylsilatranes are useful building blocks for forming more complex organosilatrane species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1062-1064
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 29 2014


  • Alkyne
  • Amino
  • Boronic ester
  • Cross-coupling
  • Silatrane

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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