Phenyltrichlorogermane was synthesized with high selectivity, 96%, from elemental germanium, tetrachlorogermane, and chlorobenzene using no catalyst, almost all germanium and tetrachlorogermane being converted. Dichlorogermylene was formed as a reaction intermediate by the reaction of germanium with tetrachlorogermane and inserted into the C-Cl bond of chlorobenzene to yield phenyltrichlorogermane.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry