Very facile decarboxylation syntheses of polymethoxyphenylmercury compounds

G. B. Deacon, M. F. O'Donoghue, G. N. Stretton, Jack Miller

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The mercurials RHgO2CR [R = 2,6-(MeO)2C6H3, 2,3,4-(MeO)3C6H2, or 2,4,6-(MeO)3C6H2], RHgO2CMe and R2Hg [R = 2,4,6-(MeO)3C6H2] have been obtained in good yield from decarboxylation reactions between mercuric acetate and the corresponding polymethoxybenzoic acids in aqueous methanol at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 1982

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