Is it possible to use CI3TMS (a carbon with three iodo groups and a trimethylsilyl protecting group) and three equivalents of an ethyl grignard reagent to prepare 3-ethylpentan-3-ol? By deprotecting the product after the grignard reaction using tributylammonium fluoride, is it possible to produce the desired product? I have studied a more lengthy method of arriving at the product; however, I cannot find any reference to my proposed mechanism, which seems shorter and more efficient. Is there some sort of flaw in my mechanism, or would it theoretically work?
CI3TMS --- 1) BrMgEt, diethyl ether 2) TBAF ---> 3-ethylpentan-3-ol