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Synthesis, organometallic chemistry, polymer chemistry
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Various propargyl alcohols were synthesized via Grignard reactions. These alkynic alcohols are tethered with dimethyl and biphenyl silicon tethers. These terminal alkyne substrates are reacted with RuHCl(CO)(H2IMes)(PPh3) as a catalyst under high pressure (80 psi) ethylene atmosphere to afford the 5-exo-dig trans-silylvinylation product in poor yield. Internal alkyne substrates are found to be much more efficiently transformed into the silylvinylation product, favoring one cycloisomer product over the other.
Beaton Jr., Alec, "Ruthenium Hydride Catalyzed Silylvinylation of Terminal and Internal Alkynes and Synthesis of Poly(trimethylenecarbonate) and Poly(dimethylacrylamide) Block Copolymer" (2016). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 968.
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