Intermediacy of surface silylene in the direct synthesis of methylchlorosilanes

Masaki Okamoto, Satoshi Onodera, Tomoki Okano, Eiichi Suzuki, Yoshio Ono

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The reaction of silicon with methyl chloride was carried out in the presence of butadiene. The products consisted of 1,1-dichlorosila-cyclopent-3-ene, 1-methyl-1-chlorosilacyclopent-3-ene and 1-chlorosilacyclopent-3-ene besides methylchlorosilanes. Silacyclopent-3-enes accounted for 25% of the whole products. The high selectivity for silacyclopent-3-enes indicates that surface silylene is the intermediate in the reaction of silicon with methyl chloride.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkyl halide
  • Catalysis
  • Copper
  • Silane
  • Silicon
  • Silylene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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