A method for the palladium-catalyzed silylation of aryl chlorides has been developed. The method affords desired product in good yield, is tolerant of a variety of functional groups, and provides access to a wide variety of aryltrimethylsilanes from commercially available aryl chlorides. Additionally, a one-pot procedure that converts aryl chlorides into aryl iodides has been developed.
“Palladium-Catalyzed Silylation of Aryl Chlorides with Hexamethyldisilane”, Org. Lett., 2007, 9(19), 3785-3788.