|Title||Catalytic carbonyl hydrosilylations via a titanocene borohydride–PMHS reagent system|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Fianu GD, Schipper KC, Flowers, II RA|
|Journal||Catalysis Science and Technology|
Reduction of a wide range of aldehydes and ketones with catalytic amounts of titanocene borohydride in concert with a stoichiometric poly(methylhydrosiloxane) (PMHS) reductant is reported. Preliminary mechanistic studies demonstrate that the reaction is mediated by a reactive titanocene(III) complex, whose oxidation state remains constant throughout the reaction.