What exactly happens? Does the butylithium chain add to the carbon where the bromine is attached? or do the 2 undergo halogen metal exchange?
This is a screenshot of a portion of a metal organic framework (MOF). These are two oxygens of two NMP solvent molecules. What I am wondering is why they are so close and overlapping like this. I ...
Why do Organolithium or Grignard reagents act as nucleophiles and not as bases with aldehydes and ketones
I've read entire Chapter 14: Organometallic Compounds of Francis Carey's "Organic Chemistry" but I still didn't get an answer to my question. Quote from the book: Because of their basicity ...
Lithium and magnesium are Group 1 and Group 2 elements respectively. Elements of these groups are highly ionic, and I've never heard of them forming significantly covalent inorganic compounds. Yet ...
From here I can see why hapticity changes here, but not why it is necessary for the benzene ring to bend. The resonance energy of benzene is pretty large, and there's no balancing increase in ...