Effective syntheses of 2-trimethylsilylmethyl-3-trimethylsilyl-1-propene and its 1,1-d2- and 1,1,1′,1′,3,3- d6-isotopomers

Kellie L. Tuck, Peter J. Hayball

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New and effective routes to synthesize 2-trimethylsilylmethyl-3-trimethylsilyl-1-propene and its 1,1-d2- and 1,1,1′,1′,3,3-d6-isotopomers have been developed, using the displacement reaction of lithium trimethylsilylcyanocuprate with allylic halides and tosylates. These compounds are pivotal precursors for the gas-phase synthesis and characterization of the trimethylenemethane anion, and for negative ion photoelectron spectroscopic investigations of the singlet-triplet splitting in trimethylenemethane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-992
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • 2-Trimethylsilylmethyl-3-trimethylsilyl-1-propene
  • Regiospecific deuterium label
  • Trimethylenemethane
  • Trimethylsilylmethyl-2 -propen-1-ol

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