Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 967-972

Influence of solvents on electrochemical reduction potentials of chlorosilanes

Petr Duchek, Robert Ponec and Václav Chvalovský

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6


The reduction potentials of 1,1-dichloro- and 1-chloro-1-methylsilacyclobutane and their acyclic analogues were measured by cyclic voltammetry in the medium of anisole and dimethylformamide. The obtained values which reflect the simultaneous effect of angular strain and possible interactions of the depolarizer with the solvent were correlated with the result of quantum chemical calculations.