The stereochemistry of organometallic compounds. XXVII nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution reactions of conformationally restricted arenechromium compounds

W. Roy Jackson, Ian D. Rae, Margaret G. Wong

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The regioselectivity of reaction of tricarbonyl(1, 1-dimethylindane)chromium with selected electro- philes and nucleophiles has been shown to be influenced by the preferred conformation of the tri- carbonylchromium group. Nucleophiles preferentially react at carbon atoms eclipsed by a chromium- carbonyl bond and electrophiles at carbon atoms in staggered positions. When similar reactions were attempted with some chelated arenechromium dicarbonyl phosphorus compounds only low yields of substitution products were obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-315
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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