Transition metal-catalyzed dehydrogenative germylation of olefins with tri-n-butylgermane

Naoyuki Furukawa, Noriko Kourogi, Yoshio Seki, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi, Shinji Murai

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The catalyzed reaction of an excess of styrene with n-Bu3GeH using several ruthenium and rhodium complexes gave the corresponding vinylgermanes (α-trin-butylgermylstyrene, (Z)-β-tri-n-butylgermylstyrene, and (E)-β-tri-n-butylgermylstyrene), which are dehydrogenative germylation products. The most effective catalyst was RU3(CO)12, whose use resulted in selective formation of the vinylgermanes in high yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3764-3767
Number of pages4
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 30
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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