Magnesium anthracene: An alternative to magnesium in the high yield synthesis of Grignard reagents

Colin L. Raston, Geoffrey Salem

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Abstract

Benzylic type di-Grignard reagents (2)-(5) and the mono-Grignard reagent (6) have been prepared by treating the appropriate organic chloride, for (2)-(6), or bromide, for (3) and (4), with magnesium anthracene in tetrahydrofuran in yields of, respectively, 92-96%, and 60 and 84%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1702-1703
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

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