Reactions of uranium hydride with some organic and organometallic compounds

G. B. Deacon, T. D. Tuong, G. R. Franklin

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Uranium hydride reduces chloro-, bromo-, and iodo-benzene to benzene and biphenyl, nitrobenzene to azoxy- and azo-benzene, azoxybenzene to azobenzene, and triphenylarsine oxide to triphenylarsine in boiling tetrahydrofuran and/or in the absence of added solvent at 130-170 °C. In tetrahydrofuran, benzoyl chloride gives low yields of butyl benzoate and benzil. A wide range of substrates, e.g. PhF, p-(O2N)2C6H4, PhCHO, C5H5Tl, and Ph3PO, fails to react with UH3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1986

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