Simmons-Smith reaction, example reaction

Does this reaction work in theory? It's based on the Simmons–Smith reaction but with ZnCCl$$_4$$ instead of ZnCH$$_2$$Cl$$_2$$.

• I doubt it. S-S is overwhelming done with di-iodo or dibromomethane. Dichloromethane is often used as solvent but does not participate. Sep 14 at 15:36
• ZnCCl4 is not possible. At least, I don't know. Can you link me where did you find this compound? $\ce{ZnCH2Cl2}$ also does not exist as a sole compound as it is a carbenoid intermediate made from the reaction of DCM and zinc. $$\ce{2CH2Cl2 + 2Zn -> [2ClCH2ZnCl] <=> (ClCH2)2Zn + ZnCl2}$$ Sep 15 at 2:52
• @NilayGhosh I didn't see it anywhere. My thought was that if $\ce{ZnCH2Cl2}$ makes a compound with 2 hydrogens, $\ce{ZnCCl4}$ would make a compound with 2 chloride atoms attached. Sep 17 at 14:22
• But that compound isn't possible. Sep 18 at 1:51