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EINECS Number: 218-939-1
Alternative Name: 1,1-DIMETHYLSILETANE
Specific Gravity: 0.775
Flashpoint: -5°C (23°F)
HMIS Key: 2-4-0-X
Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 4: no reaction with water under neutral conditions
Refractive Index: 1.4290
Application: Review of synthetic utility.1
Undergoes insertion reactions.2
Undergoes reductive silylation of aldehydes.4
Reacts w/ aldehydes to form 3-substituted 1-sila-2-oxacycohexanes.5
Reference: 1. Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Reagents for Silicon-Mediated Organic Synthesis, Fuchs, P. L. Ed., John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., 2011, p. 261-262.
2. Matsumoto, K. et al. Tetrahedron Lett. 1990, 31, 6055.
3. Weyenberg, D. et al. J. Org. Chem. 1965, 30, 2618.
4. Hirano, H. et al. Org. Lett. 2006, 8, 483.
5. Takeyama, Y. et al. Tetrahedron Lett. 1990, 31, 6059.
Additional Properties: Pyrolysis yields dimethylsilene