Makes me wonder what process is used to form Si(CH3)4, to be used in NMR spectroscopy.Mg2Si + 4 HCl → SiH4 + 2 MgCl2
- a reaction to produce silane (SiH4) - the magnesium silicide required is produced by reacting SiO2 with an excess of magnesium metal.
Makes me wonder what process is used to form Si(CH3), to be used in NMR spectroscopy.[/QUOTE]
The direct reaction between silicon and methyl chloride; it forms Si(CH3)Cl3, Si(CH3)2Cl2, Si(CH3)3Cl, as well as Si(CH3)4.
Unfortunately nothing interesting in my clipboard...