Preparation and properties of (η-C5H5)2ZrCl[Si(CH3)3] and (η-C5H5)2Zr[Si(CH3)3]2; trimethylsilyl group transfer from mercury to zirconium Academic Article uri icon


  • Two silyl-zirconium compounds (η-C5H5)2ZrCl[Si(CH3)3] (I) and (η-C5H5)2-Zr[Si(CH3)3]2 (II), have been prepared by the reaction of (η-C5H5)2ZrCl2 with Hg[Si(CH3)3]2 in refluxing benzene. While I is unreactive toward 1-hexyne (55-60°C) and CO (350 psi), the zirconiumsilicon bond is cleaved by electrophiles such as Cl2, HgCl2, and AlCl3. © 1980.

author list (cited authors)

  • Blakeney, A. J., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • December 1980