Synlett 2014; 25(12): 1638-1642
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1341269
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Comparing Well-Defined Manganese, Iron, Cobalt, and Nickel Ketone Hydrosilylation Catalysts

Ryan J. Trovitch*
  • Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287, USA   Fax: +1(480)9652747   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 01 March 2014

Accepted after revision: 26 March 2014

Publication Date:
08 May 2014 (eFirst)


A brief review of manganese-catalyzed hydrosilylation is presented along with a personal account of how the design for the highly active catalyst, (Ph2PPrPDI)Mn, was conceived. The reductive transformations achieved using this catalyst are described and put into further context by comparing the observed activities with those attained for leading late first-row transition-metal catalysts.