Formation of transition metal carbenes using haloalkylzinc reagents

Elena Poverenov, David Milstein

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A new reaction of haloalkylzinc compounds, leading to transition metal carbenes, is described; halomethylzinc and halobenzylzinc compounds react with ruthenium and iridium complexes to form methylene and benzylidene complexes, including the Grubbs catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3189-3191
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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