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Nucleophilic trifluoromethylation of substituted hexasilacyclohexane and the synthesis of a titanasiloxane complex
The project is divided into two parts. The first part describes the attempts made to synthesize a hitherto unknown compound, a hexasilacyclohexane ring substituted with eleven methyl groups and one CF3 group. Known methods of nucleophilic trifluoro¬methylation were applied with some alterations. Quantum chemical calculations were carried out to examine the nature of the reactant and the results compared to other compounds that participate in this kind of reaction.
The second part describes the synthesis of an eight-membered titanasiloxane ring. This complex was discovered by a member of prof. Árnason‘s research group so a known method of synthesis was available.