Highly reactive silylating agent and Lewis acid capable of converting primary and secondary alcohols to the corresponding triisopropylsilyl ethers 1 and converting ketones and lactones into their enol silyl ethers;2 protection of terminal alkynes;3 promoting conjugate addition of alkynylzinc compounds to α, β-enones;3 preparation of (triisopropylsilyl)diazomethane.3
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3. Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis. John Wiley & Sons, 2007.