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Issue 5, 2002
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Photoinduced alkyl group exchange of ethylzinc alkoxides: X-ray crystal structure of an iodomethylzinc methoxide

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Abstract

Irradiation of a solution of ethyl zinc alkoxides and CH2I2 leads to clean formation of iodomethylzinc alkoxides; these intermediates are important species generated in stereoselective cyclopropanation processes; no alkyl group exchange is observed in the absence of irradiation; the solid-state structure of (MeO)8Zn7(CH2I)6 is also reported.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced alkyl group exchange of ethylzinc alkoxides: X-ray crystal structure of an iodomethylzinc methoxide

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The article was received on 22 Nov 2001, accepted on 14 Jan 2002 and first published on 06 Feb 2002


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B110736D
Chem. Commun., 2002, 466-467

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    Photoinduced alkyl group exchange of ethylzinc alkoxides: X-ray crystal structure of an iodomethylzinc methoxide

    A. Charette, A. Beauchemin, S. Francoeur, F. Bélanger-Gariépy and G. D. Enright, Chem. Commun., 2002, 466
    DOI: 10.1039/B110736D

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