Organomercury compounds. Part V. Preparations of pentachlorophenylmercury compounds by decarboxylation reactions

G. B. Deacon, P. W. Felder

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2313-2314
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society C: Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1967

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