Practical conversion of chlorosilanes into alkoxysilanes without generating HCl

Ryutaro Wakabayashi, Yasushi Sugiura, Toshimichi Shibue, Kazuyuki Kuroda*

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Alcohol-free: A versatile, efficient, and practical synthesis of alkoxysilanes without generation of HCl involves the reaction of chlorosilanes with unsymmetrical ethers in the presence of a Lewis acid (see scheme). The reaction proceeds through selective cleavage of C-O bonds and is superior to conventional processes. Industrially feasible reagents are used and only one by-product results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10708-10711
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 4
Externally publishedYes


  • ethers
  • lewis acids
  • reaction mechanisms
  • silanes
  • synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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