Phenyltrichlorogermane synthesis by the reaction of chlorobenzene and the dichlorogermylene intermediate formed from elemental germanium and tetrachlorogermane

Masaki Okamoto, Takuya Asano, Eiichi Suzuki

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5583-5585
Number of pages3
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 24
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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