Direct synthesis of phenylchlorogermanes from metallic germanium and chlorobenzene using metal chloride catalysts

Masaki Okamoto, Takuya Asano, Eiichi Suzuki

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In the direct synthesis of phenylchlorogermanes, copper(I) chloride was the best catalyst among the metal chlorides tested, the products being diphenyldichlorogermane and phenyltrichlorogermane. The reaction mainly gave diphenyldichlorogermane; however at the beginning of the reaction, phenyltrichlorogermane was afforded by the reaction of chlorobenzene and dichlorogermylene formed from metallic germanium and chloride ion in the catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Letters
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Copper catalyst
  • Direct synthesis
  • Metallic germanium
  • Phenylchlorogermane
  • Silver catalyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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