(Chemical Equation Presented) A general synthesis of acylsilanes from the corresponding morpholine amides and silyllithium species is described. The use of morpholine amides is economical and prevents over-addition by the silyl nucleophile. The procedure cleanly affords acylsilanes in good yields and circumvents the use of stoichiometric copper(I) cyanide typically employed to synthesize these compounds from acid chlorides.
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