Alkylation of (η6-arene)Mn(CO)3 cations with organozinc reagents

Ming Chang P. Yeh*, Chong Cheng Hwu, An Tang Lee, Ming Shan Tsai

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Additions of allylic and benzylic zinc reagents to (η6-arene)Mn(CO)3 cations proceed in an anti fashion to give the C-6 allylic- and benzylic-substituted (η5-cyclohexadienyl)Mn(CO)3 neutral complexes, respectively. The reaction of less reactive primary organozinc reagents bearing an ester or a cyano group with the cations affords the α-alkylation products. Treatment of the organozinc reagent containing an acetoxy group with (η6-benzene)Mn(CO)3+ complex in THF results in alkylation of the cation at the C-2 position of THF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4965-4968
Number of pages4
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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