Formation of Gilman reagents (organocuprates) from alkyl halides

by James

Description: Alkyl halides will react with lithium metal (Li) to make organolithium reagents. When two equivalents of organolithium are combined with a copper halide, this will form organocuprates (Gilman reagents)
Content available for Reactionguide members only. Not a member? Get access for about 30 cents / day!


 

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Rajarshi Banerjee October 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Hey in the first example reaction it should be (CH3)2CuLi

Reply

Leave a Comment