Copper(I) tert-butoxide-promoted coupling of arylsilanes possessing a 1-hydroxyalkyl group at the o-position with organic halides proceeded to give disubstituted arenes.
It has chemical formula C4H9LiO.
An alkoxide is the conjugate base of an alcohol and therefore consists of an organic group bonded to a negatively charged oxygen atom. They can be written as RO, where R is the organic substituent. Alkoxides are strong bases and, when R is not bulky, good nucleophiles and good ligands.