The present report describes the preparation and characterization of several N-2-(trimethylsilyl)ethyl-N-nitrosocarbamates, designed as precursors to thermally unstable secondary N-nitrosocarbamate anions via fluoride-assisted cleavage. X-ray structural studies demonstrate that the core N-nitrosocarbamate moiety has a nearly planar geometry, with an s-E orientation at the N–N bond. DFT calculations (B3LYP/6-31+G(d)) reproduce accurately the structural features of the title compounds and detailed conformational analysis at the same level of theory addresses the long-standing issue of preferred geometries for three classes of related structures: N-nitrosocarbamates, N-nitrosoureas and N-nitrosoamides. Desilylation studies demonstrate that both the solvent and the fluoride concentration influence the rate of the process.
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Thakkalapally, Arpitha and Benin, Vladimir, "Synthesis, Structural Studies and Desilylation Reactions of Some N-2-(Trimethylsilyl)ethyl-N-nitrosocarbamates" (2005). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 4.
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