Organomercury Compounds. VIII. The Preparation of Pentafluorophenylmercury Compounds by Mercuration Reactions

G. B. Deacon, F. B. Taylor

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)


Pentafluorophenylmercuric carboxylates, C6F5HgOCOR (R = CF3, CHF2, CH2F, or CH3), have been prepared by reaction of pentafluorobenzene with the appropriate mercuric carboxylate. The compounds are monomeric in toluene, and their infrared spectra suggest the presence of unidentate carboxylate groups. Mercuration of pentafluorobenzene with mercuric trifluoroacetate, followed by reaction of the crude product with sodium iodide in aqueous ethanol, gives a good yield of bispentafluorophenylmercury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2675-2681
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1968

Cite this