Reactions of organocyclopropanes and spirocycles with metal atoms

J. A. Gladysz, J. G. Fulcher, R. C. Ugolick, A. J.Lee Hanlan, Andrew Bruce Bocarsly

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Interest in the reactions of metal atoms with organocyclopropanes arises from the possibility of realizing direct metallocyclobutane generation1 (eq i) and the wealth of chemistry which has been observed between metal complexes and organocyclopropanes under homogeneous conditions.2 We report in this communication an extensive study which precisely delineates the substrate features required to observe metal atom -organocyclopropane reactions. Furthermore, this investigation has also resulted in a new and potentially general metallocene synthesis: the cocondensation of iron atoms with spirocyclic precursors affords entry into a number of novel, difficultly accessible substituted ferrocenes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3388-3390
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 1 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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