Preparation of alkylchromium reagents by reduction of alkyl halides with chromium(II) chloride under cobalt catalysis

Kazuhiko Takai, Kenji Nitta, Osamu Fujimura, Kiitiro Utimoto

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Abstract

Alkyl halides and tosylates are reduced with CrCl2 in the presence of a catalytic amount of vitamin B12 or cobalt phthalocyanine to give alkylchromium reagents, which add to aldehydes without affecting the coexisting ketone or ester groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4732-4734
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume54
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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