• Record: found
  • Abstract: found
  • Poster: found
Is Open Access

Bis(Silylene) Pincer Type Ligands: A Silicon System to Explore in the Universe of Catalysis

ScienceOpen Posters


This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at

Iron, Iridium, Nickel, Pincer Ligands, Silylene, Homogeneous Catalysis

Read this article at

      There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.


      Silylenes have shown coordination strength within the range of the well-studied phosphanes and carbene ligands, however, their transition metal (TM) complexes are rare in the catalytic arena. On the other hand, pincer ligands are wide spread in catalysis due to the versatile features in their chemical structure (i.e. electron density, steric effects, rigidity, solubility, etc.). Herein, we report the synthesis of novel bis-silylene monoanionic SiCHSi and neutral SiNSi pincer ligands, and their late TMs complexes. These systems act as catalysts in the borylation of arenes, Sonogashira coupling, and hydrosilation of ketones. Remarkably, these ligands exhibit higher σ-donor strength than phosphanes and a reaction intermediate from a C-C coupling reaction was also isolated and is reported.

      Related collections

      Author and article information



      Iron, Iridium, Nickel, Pincer Ligands, Silylene, Homogeneous Catalysis


      Comment on this article