The stereochemistry of organometallic compounds. Part III. Interactions of non-bonded substituents in the kinetically controlled reactions of substituted indanes with hexacarbonylchromium and tricarbonyl(trispyridine)chromium

D. E F Gracey, W. R. Jackson, W. B. Jennings, T. R B Mitchell

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Reaction of tricarbonyl(trispyridine)chromium with 1- and 2-hydroxyindanes in the presence of boron trifluoride etherate gave in each case pure cis-tricarbonyl(hydroxyindane)chromium together with some pentacarbonyl- (pyridine)chromium. 1-Methoxyindane also gave exclusively cis-tricarbonyl compound and the reactions have been shown to be kinetically controlled. These results are compared with the similar stereospecificity of the Simmons-Smith reaction with some hydroxy- and alkoxy-cyclic olefins. The early stages of the reaction of hexacarbonylchromium with hydroxy- and methoxy-indanes also appear to be partially kinetically controlled and the formation of cis-isomers is preferred. The reactions of tricarbenyl(trispyridine)chromium with other substituted indanes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1204-1207
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1969
Externally publishedYes

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