The highly regioselective organocatalytic chlorosilylation of oxirane derivatives using bulky silyl reagents such as (tert-butyl)diphenylsilyl chloride (TBDPSCl) or triphenylsilyl chloride (Ph3SiCl) was developed. The reaction was effectively catalyzed with 4-methoxypyridine N-oxide in the presence of sodium sulfate (Na2SO4). Several silylated halohydrins were obtained with complete regioselectivity and the reaction was applied to the synthesis of carvedilol. (Figure presented.) .
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