{5,10-dihydro-silanthrene as a reagent for the Barton-McCombie reaction}


Gimisis T, Ballestri M, Ferreri C, Chatgilialoglu C, Boukherroub R, Manuel G. {5,10-dihydro-silanthrene as a reagent for the Barton-McCombie reaction}. Tetrahedron Lett. [Internet]. 1995;36:3897–3900.


The deoxygenation of secondary alcohols via thionoesters with the use of 5,10-dihydrosilanthrene as the radical reducing agent has been studied in detail. The ability of hydrogen donation of this silane has been measured using the one-carbon ring expansion of 1-(2-oxocyclopentyl)ethyl radical as a timing device.