The alkylation reactions of Co(II) acetylacetonate with alkyl halides are triggered by electrochemical reduction of the complex. This confirms Co(I) species as intermediates. HPLC-MS analysis of the reaction mixtures has permitted identification of some cobalt-containing intermediates involved in the alkylation reactions. Based on these results we propose a mechanistic hypothesis for the formation of dialkylation products and Co(III) acetylacetonate. © Springer-Verlag Ibérica 1997.
|Journal||Anales de Quimica|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1997|
- Co(II) acetylacetonate
- Electrochemical reduction