- Chemistry Letters (ISSN:03667022)
- vol.40, no.2, pp.196-197, 2011-02-05 (Released:2011-01-22)
We report here the attempted synthesis of a stable 1-fluoro-2-hydrosilene bearing a Bpq group, which is a bulky aryl group bearing a cavity-shaped framework. We have successfully synthesized an overcrowded benzyldifluorosilane as a precursor. Treatment of the benzyldifluorosilane with 2 equiv of t-BuOK in THF afforded the corresponding benzyl anion, the structure of which showed a unique feature as a fluorosilene–KF complex.