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Product Code: SIM6506.0

Cas No: 2031-62-1

100 g
25 g
Tri-substituted Silane Reducing Agent

Organosilanes are hydrocarbon-like and possess the ability to serve as both ionic and free-radical reducing agents. These reagents and their reaction by-products are safer and more easily handled and disposed than many other reducing agents. The metallic nature of silicon and its low electronegativity relative to hydrogen lead to polarization of the Si-H bond yielding a hydridic hydrogen and a milder reducing agent compared to aluminum-, boron-, and other metal-based hydrides. A summary of some key silane reductions are presented in Table 1 of the Silicon-Based Reducing Agents brochure.

Methyldiethoxysilane; Diethoxymethylsilane
  • ΔHcomb: 3,713 kJ/mol
  • Will form high-boiling polymeric by-products with aqueous work-up
  • Extensive review of silicon based reducing agents: Larson, G.; Fry, J. L. "Ionic and Organometallic-Catalyzed Organosilane Reductions", Wipf, P., Ed.; Wiley, 2007
  • EINECS Number: 217-982-3

    Specific Gravity: 0.829

    Flashpoint: 10°C (50°F)

    HMIS Key: 3-4-1-X

    Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 7: reacts slowly with moisture/water

    Formula: C5H14O2Si


    Refractive Index: 1.3275

    Fieser: F&F: Vol. 12, p 82.

    Additional Properties: 245
    ?Hcomb: 887 kcal/mole