The Ir-catalyzed intramolecular reaction of 2′,6′-diaryl-2-(hydrosilyl)biphenyls gave substituted tribenzosilepins by direct dehydrogenative C-H/Si-H coupling. This is the first example of catalytic construction of the tribenzosilepin skeleton. Enantiomerically pure tribenzosilepin was prepared by optical resolution using chiral HPLC, and its inversion barrier was calculated by measurement of rate of racemization using the Eyring kinetic equation under heating conditions.
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- Organic Chemistry