The reactions of alkylcopper compounds with cuprous acetylides

R. Levene, J. Y. Becker, J. Klein

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Alkylcopper compounds RCu react with salt-free cuprous acetylides R′CCCu to give disubstituted acetylenes, R′CCR, the products of unsymmetrical coupling. Conjugated acetylenic acids react with methylcopper in the absence of salts to give similar products resulting from decarboxylation followed by coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-471
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 19 Mar 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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