The reaction of di-n-butylcadmium with either capryl chloride or benzoyl chloride at -10° in the presence of ferric chloride yields 50% of the expected ketone. The reactions of the same acid chlorides with diphenylcadmium are hampered by coupling of the aromatic cadmium reagent in the presence of the ferric chloride. A yield of 20-30% of ketone can be obtained, however, if the ferric chloride is added to the precooled acid chloride followed by the addition of the diphenylcadmium.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1963 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Bogan, Richard; Plamondon, Joseph; and Kraus, Kenneth W.
"The Effect of Ferric Chloride on the Cadmium Reaction,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 70(1), 166-169.
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