The catalyzed reaction of an excess of styrene with n-Bu3GeH using several ruthenium and rhodium complexes gave the corresponding vinylgermanes (α-trin-butylgermylstyrene, (Z)-β-tri-n-butylgermylstyrene, and (E)-β-tri-n-butylgermylstyrene), which are dehydrogenative germylation products. The most effective catalyst was RU3(CO)12, whose use resulted in selective formation of the vinylgermanes in high yields.
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