Mercuric pentachlorobenzoate and arylmercuric pentachlorobenzoates, RHgOCO·C6Cl5 (R=Ph, p-MeC6H4, or p-MeO·C6H4), undergo decarboxylation in boiling pyridine to give bispentachlorophenylmercury and arylpentachlorophenylmercurials, respectively. Reactions of phenylmercuric chloride, p-tolymercuric chloride, and mercuric chloride with thallous pentachlorobenzoate in boiling pyridine yield pentachlorophenylphenylmercury, pentachlorophenyl-p-tolymercury, and pentachlorophenylmercuric chloride, respectively.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society C: Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1967|