Electrochemical synthesis of 1,2-disilylethanes from α-silylacetic acids

Alex V. Shtelman, James Y. Becker

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The synthesis of 1,2-disilylethanes [R1R2R 3Si(CH2)2SiR1R2R 3] is usually conducted by using noble metal reagents or catalysts. This work describes a new electrochemical synthetic method for their preparation in good yields by oxidation of α-silylacetic acids at Pt anodes (Kolbe electrolysis). Most of the reported synthesized 1,2-disilylethanes in this work are unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4710-4714
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number11
StatePublished - 3 Jun 2011

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  • Organic Chemistry


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