Chloromethylsilane functionalised dendrimers: Synthesis and reactivity

Reinout Meijboom, Matthew J. Overett, John R. Moss

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Tetraallylsilane was functionalised using (chloromethyl)dimethylsilane to give the first generation chloromethyl terminated dendrimer 1. The resulting dendrimer was successfully reacted with K[CpM(CO)2] (Cp=η5-C5H5; M=Fe, Ru) to give Si[(CH2)3SiMe2 CH2MCp(CO)2]4 functionalised dendrimers in satisfactory yield. Reaction of dendrimer 1 with NaI in acetone gave the -SiMe2CH2I functionalised dendrimer, while reactions of 1 with K[CpM(CO)3] (M=Mo, W, Re), Li[C5Me4H], Na[C5Me4H], the cobaloxime nucleophile or tert-BuLi were not successful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-991
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


  • Carbosilane
  • Dendrimer
  • Iron
  • Ruthenium
  • Silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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