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Silicon-Based Synthetic Reagents

Gelest produces a large variety of silicon-based synthetic agents, which are used for the selective transformation of functional groups in organic synthesis. Suggested reagents below can be used for the various synthetic reactions and many others. Gelest also provides custom synthesis or custom specifications for products.


Peterson olefinations




See alkenylsilane and organotincross-coupling agents for vinylations

Cross-coupling reactions

Silyl enol ethers

for cross Aldol chemistry and electrophilic substitution of aldehydes and ketones

Silyl ketene acetals

for the electrophilic substitution of esters

Selective reductions

Saponification of esters

Lewis acid catalysts

Selected Products

Silicone Polymers