TeCl4 in organic synthesis. Elimination reactions

Michael Albeck, Tova Tamary

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TeCl4 has been shown to react smoothly with unsaturated or halogenated cyclohydrocarbons. With cyclohexene, alklcyclohexenes, halogenocyclohexenes, halogenocyclohexanes or unsaturated polycyclic compounds at elevated temperatures (ca 80°C), aromatization takes place as the only process, whereas at room temperature, addition products of halogenation or halogenotelluration are also formed. With conjugated dienes only chlorine-containing products are obtained with TeCl4, whereas dienes with separated double ponds undergo addition of TeCl4 to the double bond. An ionic pathway for the addition and aromatization reactions is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 26 Nov 1991


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