Serendipity strikes again--efficient preparation of lithium tetramethylcuprate(III) via rapid injection NMR. Academic Article uri icon


  • Lithium tetramethylcuprate(III), Me(4)CuLi, the Cu(III) analog of the Gilman reagent, has been prepared in high yield from halo-Gilman reagents Me(2)CuLi.LiX (X = Cl, Br, I) and 2,3-dichloropropene and found to have surprising thermal stability. The cyano-Gilman reagent (X = CN) follows a different pathway.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Bartholomew, E. R., Bertz, S. H., Cope, S. K., Murphy, M. D., Ogle, C. A., & Thomas, A. A

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Bartholomew, Erika R||Bertz, Steven H||Cope, Stephen K||Murphy, Michael D||Ogle, Craig A||Thomas, Andy A

publication date

  • February 2010