Chromium-carbyne complexes: Intermediates for organic synthesis

Romain Bejot, Anyu He, J R Falck, Charles Mioskowski

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(Chemical Equation Presented) On the same route: Chromium-carbyne complexes are readily prepared by treatment of 1,1,1-trichloromethyl reagents with chromium(II) chloride. They serve as intermediates in the selective formation of a wide variety of products, such as alkynes, alkenes, β-hydroxy ketones, aldehydes, allylic alcohols, and allenes (see scheme, E = electrophile).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1719-1722
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2007


  • Carbenes
  • Carbynes
  • Chromium
  • Isotopic labeling
  • Rearrangements

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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