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Product Code: SIT7537.0

Cas No: 20152-11-8

5 g

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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.

1,1,4,4-Tetramethyl-1,4-disilabutane; 1,2-Bis(dimethylsilyl)ethane; 1,1,4,4-Tetramethyldisilethylene
  • Precursor for “star” gel hybrid inorganic-organic polymers
  • Forms α-SiC:H by remote plasma CVD
  • Contains two available hydrides for reduction
  • Has potential for stereoselective reduction of dicarbonyls
  • Extensive review of silicon based reducing agents: Larson, G.; Fry, J. L. "Ionic and Organometallic-Catalyzed Organosilane Reductions", Wipf, P., Ed.; Wiley, 2007
  • Alternative Name: 1,2-BIS(DIMETHYLSILYL)ETHANE

    Specific Gravity: 0.743

    Flashpoint: 20

    HMIS Key: 2-4-1-X

    Hydrolytic Sensitivity: 3: reacts with aqueous base

    Formula: C6H18Si2

    TSCA: No

    Refractive Index: 1.4215

    Application: Precursor for "star" gel hybrid inorganic-organic polymers.1
    Forms a-SiC:H by remote plasma CVD.2

    Reference: 1. Michalczyk, M. et al. PCT Int'l Appl. 9406807, 1994.
    2. Wrobel, A. M. et al. Thin Solid Films 2012, 520, 7100.