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Chapter 15-1 - CHEM 262 Wei You Chapter 15. Organometallic...

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Chapter 15. Organometallic Compounds (1) CHEM 262 Wei You
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Organometallic Compounds Organometallic compound: a compound that contains a carbon-metal bond, ex those that contain Mg, Li and Cu organometallics are useful in modern synthetic organic chemistry, affording transformations that would otherwise not be accomplished
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Grignard Reagents (RMgX) Grignard reagent: an organomagnesium compound prepared by addition of an alkyl, aryl, or alkenyl (vinylic) halide to Mg metal in diethyl ether or THF (anhydrous solvent) Mg + 1-Bromobutane Butylmagnesium bromide (an alkyl Grignard reagent) ether Br MgBr + ether Mg Br MgBr Bromobenzene Phenylmagnesium bromide (an aryl Grignard reagent)
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Grignard Reagents (RMgX) Grignard reagents dissolve as coordination compounds solvated by ether Example: EtMgBr
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Victor Grignard (1871-1935) Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1912 "for his method of hydrogenating organic compounds in the presence of finely disintegrated metals whereby the progress
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CHEM 262 taught by Professor Forbes during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Chapter 15-1 - CHEM 262 Wei You Chapter 15. Organometallic...

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