1,3-Dichloro-1,1,3,3-tetraisopropyldisiloxane is a silylating reagent used for simultaneous protection of 3'- and 5'-hydroxy functions of ribonucleosides. It is used in the analysis of Watson-Crick and Hoogstein base pairing in nucleotides. It is also employed in the formation of ribavirin chemical delivery systems. Further, it serves as a protecting group reagent for open-chain polyhydroxy compounds. In addition to this, it is involved in the preparation of cyclic bridged peptides.
Reagent for the protection of diols, including carbohydrate-type molecules, as their 1,3-(1,1,3,3-tetraisopropyldisiloxanylidene) (TIPDS) derivatives, formed in the presence of imidazole: J. Chem. Res. Synop., 24 (1979); J. Org. Chem., 50, 1651 (1985), or pyridine-DMF: Tetrahedron, 41, 4545, 4557 (1985). The high steric demand of the TIPDS group enables discrimination between primary and secondary OH. It is readily cleaved by F- (e.g. TBAF in THF) or by aqueous acid or base. See Appendix 4.
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Hazard Statements: H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
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