On the stability and decomposition of η6-(2-lithiochlorobenzene)tricarbonylchromium(0)

Martin F. Semmelhack, Christina Ullenius

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The decomposition of η6-(2-lithiochlorobenzene)tricarbonylchromium(0) (I) was found to follow first order kinetics with kdec 5.1 x 10-3 min-1 at 0°C, the half life of I being 136 min at 0°C. While this dependence strongly suggests intermediacy of η6-(benzyne)tricarbonylchromium, trapping experiments were successful in only low yield.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 24 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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