The present study is concerned with the formation of tetraphenyllead from lead chloride and phenyllithium. It is probable that the closely related phenyllithium and phenylmagnesium bromide react with lead chloride by closely related mechanisms. By using, at this time, phenyllithium in place of phenylmagnesium bromide, we were able to avoid possible secondary reactions involving magnesious bromide and magnesium bromide.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1941 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bindschadler, Ernest and Gilman, Henry
"Mechanism of the Formation of Tetraphenyl-Lead from Lead Chloride and Phenyllithium,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 48(1), 273-274.
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