Formation and reactions of alkylzinc reagents in room-temperature ionic liquids

Man Chun Law, Kwok Yin Wong, Tak Hang Chan

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The presence of a suitable amount of bromide or chloride ions was found to be critical in forming the alkylzinc reagents from alkyl iodides and zinc metal in the room-temperature ionic liquid, N-butylpyridinium tetrafluoroborate. β-Hydride transfer in the reactions of butylzinc reagents with aldehydes can also be reduced by a bromide ion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10434-10439
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2005

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  • Organic Chemistry

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