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  • n. The radical SiH3 derived from silane
  • n. Any similar radical in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms are replaced by organic groups


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sil- + -yl


  • Matt will one day those silyl environmentalists though cap and trade was a good idea too!

    Matthew Yglesias » The Strange Persistence of Carbon Tax Advocates

  • According to Hou, the unprecedented selectivity achievable through this method is due to a balanced interaction between the oxygen atom of the silyl ether adduct and the scandium cation.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • Further experiments revealed that the combination of a silyl ether tether group and a scandium-based catalyst enabled controllable carbometalation on numerous unsaturated organic molecules-in many cases, with higher regioselectivity than any other catalyst.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • However, when the researchers tethered a silyl ether-a group containing silicon, oxygen, and hydrocarbon atoms-to the end of the triple-bonded carbon substrate, the carbometalation proceeded with extremely high regioselectivity; over 99% of the final product was isolated as a single chemical isomer.

    Nano Tech Wire

  • It's silyl and predicable but - 'Cletus n' Jetro don't want "the gummint taking are guns away."

    Think Progress


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