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COLLISION-INDUCED DISSOCIATIONS OF NEGATIVE-IONS FORMED BY REACTION OF HO- WITH ALKYL AND ARYL SILANES - THE FORMATION OF MULTIPLE BONDS TO SILICON

RA OHAIR, JH BOWIE, GJ CURRIE

Australian Journal of Chemistry | C S I R O PUBLICATIONS | Published : 1988

Abstract

Collisional activation of alkyl and aryl siloxide ions produces a variety of ions and neutrals containing double bonds to silicon. Sila enolate ions and sila acyl ions RSi =O are common features of the spectra of alkylsiloxide ions; ab initio calculations suggest these ions to have considerable multiple bond character. It is proposed that most reactions proceed through ion complex intermediates. Specific proton transfer reactions often occur for ions Me3SiCHR (R = C3H5, C3H3 or Ph), i.e. Me3SiCHR → -CH2(Me)2SiCH2R. In the particular case of the formation of PhCH2- from Me3SiCHPh, i.e. Me3SiCHPh → -CH2(Me)2SiCH2Ph → PhCH2- +Me2Si=CH2, the proton transfer competes with scrambling of a..

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