Vol 2 No 5

Vol . 2, No. 5
Rieke® Organozinc & Organomagnesium Reagents

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Introduction / Rieke® Organozinc Reagents / Rieke® Organomagnesium Reagents
Rieke® Highly Reactive Metals / Rieke® Specialty Conducting Polymers
Aldrich Grignards / Lab Equipment / Reference Books

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Organozinc compounds, first prepared by Frankland in 1848,1 are used extensively in organic synthesis today. Interestingly, the choice of preparative route to organozinc reagents of the type RZnX (R=alkyl, aryl; X=halide)2-5 does play an important role in the reactivity and stability of these compounds. Aldrich now offers a comprehensive line of Rieke® Organozinc Reagents that are stable as solutions in tetrahydrofuran. These reagents have different reactivity and selectivity properties than the analogous Grignard Reagents, and are employed in cross-coupling reactions,6-8 Michael additions, and electrophilic amination reactions.9 If you do not see the compound you need, please let us know. Your new product suggestions are always welcome!

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  2. Erdik, E. Organozinc Reagents in Organic Synthesis; CRC Press, Inc.: Boca Raton, FL, 1996; Aldrich Catalog Number Z28,012-7.
  3. Rieke, R. D.; Hanson, M. V. Tetrahedron 1997, 53, 1925.
  4. Hanson, M. V. et al. Tetrahedron Lett. 1994, 35, 7205.
  5. Cintas, P. Activated Metals in Organic Synthesis; CRC Press, Inc.: Boca Raton, FL, 1993; Aldrich Catalog Number Z24,607-7.
  6. Miller, J. A.; Farrell, R. P. Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 7275.
  7. Zhu, L. et al. J. Org. Chem. 1991, 56, 1445.
  8. Negishi, E. et al. ibid. 1977, 42, 1821.
  9. Velarde-Ortiz, R. et al. Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 9157.