The catalyzed hydrosilation reaction: Substituent effects

Brett M. Bode, Mark S. Gordon

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Ab initio electronic structure calculations using MP2 wavefunctions have been used to investigate a reaction path for the hydrosilation reaction catalyzed by divalent titanium [modeled by TiH2, TiCl2, and Ti(C5H5)2]. Optimized structures and energies are presented. All model reactions predict a barrierless reaction path compared to a barrier of 78 kcal/mol for the uncatalyzed reaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-376
Number of pages11
JournalTheoretical Chemistry Accounts
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • CCSD(T)
  • Hydrosilation
  • MP2
  • Substituent effects
  • Titanium catalysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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