Dimethylphenylsilane is a reagent for enol ether synthesis. It acts as a catalyst. Also used as a precursor in Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Plasma Deposition Processes. It can react with vinylbenzene to produce (b-Phenyl-ethyl)-dimethylphenyl-silan.
Ross A. Widenhoefer; Anand Vadehra. An improved catalyst for the cyclization/hydrosilylation of functionalized 1,6-dienes employing dimethylphenylsilane.Tetrahedron Letters.1999, 40 8499-8502.
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Silylation of hydroxyl groups gives DMPS ethers under very mild conditions using TBAF catalysis: Tetrahedron Lett., 35, 8413 (1994). See also Chlorodimethylphenylsilane, A15638 and Appendix 4.
Reagent for the highly diastereoselective reduction of ketones to alcohols, in the presence of TBAF or TFA: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 106, 4629 (1984); J. Org. Chem., 53, 5415 (1988):
For an example of reduction of a ß-keto amide to a ß-hydroxy amide, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 326 (1993).
For a review of silane reductions, see: Org. Prep. Proced. Int., 12, 13 (1980).
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