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1066-54-2 - (Trimethylsilyl)acetylene, 98% - Ethynyltrimethylsilane - TMS acetylene - A12856 - Alfa Aesar

A12856 (Trimethylsilyl)acetylene, 98%

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TMS acetylene

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25g 157.00
100g 408.00
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(Trimethylsilyl)acetylene, 98%


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Miscible with organic solvents.


(Trimethylsilyl)acetylene is used in the preparation of trimethylsilanyl-propiolic acid ethyl ester by reacting with carbonochloridic acid ethyl ester as well as in the synthesis of iodoalkenes by radical addition of perfluoroalkyl iodides. It is used as a nucleophile in Friedel-Crafts type acylations and alkylations reactions, as a ligand in organometallic chemistry and an useful reagent in cycloaddition reactions. It acts as a precursor to lithium trimethylsilylacetylide It finds application in the synthesis of (±)-estrone.


Store in a cool place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Pd catalyzed coupling with aryl bromides or iodides gives aryl TMS alkynes, from which the TMS group is readily cleaved by K2CO3 in MeOH: Synthesis, 627 (1980); J. Org. Chem., 46, 2280 (1981). Coupling with 1-bromo-2-nitrobenzene or ethyl 2-bromocarbanilate gives indole precursors. Other terminal alkynes lead to 2-substituted indoles: Heterocycles, 24, 31 (1986):

Cross-coupling with aryl halides can also be catalyzed by Pd-C in the presence of Ph3P, CuI and Et3N: Synth. Commun., 20, 2059 (1990); for an example, see 2-Bromonaphthalene, A15300. Pd catalyzed coupling with quinolinol and isoquinolinol triflates has also been reported: Tetrahedron, 51, 3737 (1995). For coupling with vinyl halides catalyzed by Tetrakis(triphenyl­phosphine)­palladium(0)­, 10548 in the presence of CuI as an example of a route to enynes, see: Tetrahedron Lett., 30, 6997 (1989); Org. Synth. Coll., 9, 117 (1998). CuCl-TMEDA catalyzed oxidative (Hay) coupling gives bis(TMS)-1,3-butadiyne: Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 63 (1993).

For the synthesis of iodoalkenes by radical addition of perfluoroalkyl iodides, see: J. Org. Chem., 47, 2251 (1982).

Das, S.; Samanta, S.; Ray, S.; Biswas, P. 3, 6-Di (pyridin-2-yl)-1, 2, 4, 5-tetrazine capped Pd (0) nanoparticles: a catalyst for copper-free Sonogashira coupling of aryl halides in aqueous medium. 2015, 5 (92), 75263-75267.

Wang, H.; Olesik, S. V. Development of a new separation media using ultra-thin glassy carbon film modified silica. 2015, 1379, 56-64.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225

Highly flammable liquid and vapour.

Precautionary Statements: P260u-P201-P280a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P304+P340-P310a-P405-P501a

Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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