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Reaction of nickelocene with diazoalkanes

Werner, Helmut and Richards, John H. (1968) Reaction of nickelocene with diazoalkanes. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 90 (18). pp. 4976-4982. ISSN 0002-7863. doi:10.1021/ja01020a035.

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Nickelocene catalyzes the reaction of diazomethane to produce polymethylene; even in the presence of carbene acceptors polymethylene is the only product formed. Nickelocene catalyzes the reaction of ethyl diazoacetate, giving diethyl maleate and diethyl fumarate. In the presence of cyclohexene, ethyl norcaranecarboxylate is also formed. Nickelocene is recovered unchanged from these reactions. The catalytic effects of nickelocene seem to be unique to it; for example, neither ferrocene nor dicyclopentadienylchromium have similar properties. A mechanism for these reactions is proposed.

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Additional Information:© 1968 American Chemical Society. Received January 25, 1968. Supported by the National Science Foundation, Grant No. GP-5190, and the Paint Research Institute.
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Official Citation:Reaction of nickelocene with diazoalkanes Helmut Werner and John H. Richards Journal of the American Chemical Society 1968 90 (18), 4976-4982 DOI: 10.1021/ja01020a035
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