The hydrolysis of (π-C6H6)Cr(π-C6F5CO2C2H5): an unexpected decarboxylation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The attempted basic hydrolysis of the ester sandwich compound (C6H6)Cr(C6F5CO2Et) did not yield the expected carboxylic acid but instead produced (C6H6)Cr(C6F5H) in good yield together with traces of (C6H6)Cr(C6HF4OMe). Attempts to trap a benzyne intermediate were unsuccessful and the mechanism of decarboxylation is discussed in terms of internal chelation at the chromium centre.

publication date

  • June 1, 1986