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Document Type

Research

Abstract

It has been shown that the formation of RM compounds can be accelerated photochemically and by the use of varying quantities of selected reagents. Also, the rates of reaction between RM compounds and various reactants can be accelerated by small quantities of catalysts like cuprous chloride. For example, the time required for complete interaction of benzonitrile and phenylmagnesium bromide is reduced significantly by the addition of small amounts of compounds like cuprous chloride. It appears that these particular catalysts function by first forming very unstable organometallic compounds like phenylcopper, in the case mentioned. Then the phenylcopper decomposes to give copper and diphenyl, probably via free phenyl radicals which then set up chain reactions.

Publication Date

1936

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

43

Issue

1

First Page

205

Last Page

205

Copyright

© Copyright 1936 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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