Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 2027-2032

Proximity and conformation effects in 29Si and 13C NMR spectra of di-ortho substituted trimethylsiloxybenzenes

Jan Schramla, Robert Brežnýb and Jan Čermáka

a Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6-Suchdol
b Faculty of Chemical Technology, Slovak Technical University, 812 37 Bratislava


29Si and 13C NMR spectra of five 4-substituted 2,6-dimethoxytrimethylsiloxybenzenes were studied with the aim to elucidate the nature of the deshielding proximity effects observed in the spectra of ortho substituted trimethylsiloxybenzenes. The sensitivity of 29Si chemical shifts to para substitution is in the studied compounds essentially the same as in mono ortho methoxytrimethylsiloxybenzenes. The deshielding proximity effect of the ìsecondî methoxy group is somewhat smaller than that of the ìfirstî group. The present results indicate that the two methoxy groups assume coplanar conformations with the benzene ring and are turned away from the trimethylsiloxy group which is not in the benzene plane. It is argued that in mono ortho methoxytrimethylsiloxybenzenes the two substituent groups adopt the same conformations as in the compounds studied here.