Journal article

The stereochemistry of organometallic compounds. XXVII nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution reactions of conformationally restricted arenechromium compounds

W Roy Jackson, ID Rae, MG Wong

Australian Journal of Chemistry | Published : 1985


The regioselectivity of reaction of tricarbonyl (1,1- dimethylindane )chromium with selected electrophiles and nucleophiles has been shown to be influenced by the preferred conformation of the tricarbonylchromium group. Nucleophiles preferentially react at carbon atoms eclipsed by a chromium-carbonyl bond and electrophiles at carbon atoms in staggered positions. When similar reactions were attempted with some chelated arenechromium dicarbonyl phosphorus compounds only low yields of substitution products were obtained.

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