Synthesis and lithiation oftricarbonyl(methylbenzo[b]thiophene)chromium complexes

Jack L. Davidson, Hasmitta Patel, Peter N. Preston

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Lithiation of tricarbonyl(benzo[b]thiophene)chromium with Bun Li followed by methylation with MeI gives successively 2-methyl- and 2,7-dimethyl-substituted derivatives. Similarly, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- and 7-methyl derivatives gave 2,3-, 2,4-, 2,5- and 2,6-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophenetricarbonyl complexes, whereas the 2-methyl derivative gave 2,7-dimethylbenzo[b]thiophenechromium tricarbonyl, selectively. © 1987.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C44-C46
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1987


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