Organomercury compounds: XIV. The preparations of bispolychlorophenylmercury compounds by mercuration reactions

R. J. Bertino, G. B. Deacon, F. B. Taylor

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Abstract

The bispolychlorophenylmercurials R2Hg (R = C6Cl5 2, 3, 4, 5-Cl4Cl6H, 2, 3, 4, 6- Cl4C6H 2, 3, 5, 6-C14C6H, 2, 3, 4-Cl3C6H2, 2, 4, 6-Cl3C6H2, and 2, 5-Cl2C6H3) have been prepared by direct mercuration of pentachlorobenzene, 1, 2, 3, 4-tetrachlorobenzene, 1, 2, 3, 5-tetrachlorobenzene, 1, 2, 4, 5-tetraohlorobenzene, 1, 2, 3-trichlorobenzene, 1, 3, 5-trichlorobenzene, and 1, 4-dichlorobenzene respectively, with mercuric trifluoroacetate at elevated temperatures. Similar syntheses of bispentachlorophenylmercury from mercuric difluoroacetate and fluoroacetate have also been carried out. From merouration of pentaohlorobenzene with mercuric trifluoroaoetate and difluoroacetate under milder conditions, pentachlorophenylmercuric trifluoroacetate and difluoroacetate have been obtained. The former undergoes thermal decomposition into bispenta chlorophenylmercury and mercuric trifluoroacetate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1645-1652
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1972

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