Alkylidene Transfer from Monochloroalkylmercury(II) Compounds to Aromatic Amines; Selective C-Alkylation

  1. Barluenga, J. 1
  2. Campos, P.J. 1
  3. Roy, M.A. 1
  4. Asensio, G. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España

    GRID grid.10863.3c

Journal of the Chemical Society-Perkin Transactions n 1

ISSN: 0300-922X

Year of publication: 1980

Pages: 1420-1426

Type: Article

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α,α-Diarylalkane derivatives have been synthesized from monochloroalkylmercury(II) compounds in a non-carbenoid alkylidene transfer reaction which takes place selectively on the aromatic ring. A mechanism is suggested for this process. Intermediate products are prepared by alternative routes to ascertain their participation in the course of the reaction. As a consequence, two different aryl groups can be successively incorporated into the alkane molecule.