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Reaction of bis(triethylgermyl)mercury with mercurated acid nitriles


The exchange reaction of the radicals between bis(triethylgermyl)mercury and mercury derivatives R2Hg (R=C(Me2)CN, C(CF3)2CN, CH(CN)2) leads to the formation of unstable Et3GeHgR compounds. The composition of the decomposition products of these compounds depends on the nature of R.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No. 12, pp. 2800–2802, December, 1977.

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Kruglaya, O.A., Belousova, L.I., Aktaev, N.P. et al. Reaction of bis(triethylgermyl)mercury with mercurated acid nitriles. Russ Chem Bull 26, 2590–2592 (1977).

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  • Mercury
  • Nitrile
  • Exchange Reaction
  • Decomposition Product
  • Acid Nitrile