A catalytic amount of lead promotes further reduction of zinc carbenoid (ICH2ZnI) with zinc in THF to give a geminal dizinc compound (CH2(ZnI)2), which is a key intermediate for the methylenation of carbonyl compounds with a CH2I2, zinc, and TiCl4 system.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry