Preparation of Metal π-Complexes

  • Minoru Tsutsui
  • Morris N. Levy
  • Akira Nakamura
  • Mitsuo Ichikawa
  • Kan Mori


A large number of metal π-complexes have been prepared since initial work began, and rapid development in this field continues. Among the methods of preparation most frequently used are substitution, elimination, cyclization, ligand or metal exchange, σ-π rearrangements, and redistribution reactions. Examples of these methods are illustrated in this chapter. The equations presented are not necessarily complete, since the emphasis is placed not on a balanced equation but rather on the particular reaction product desired.


Grignard Reagent Metal Carbonyl Metal Exchange Reaction Allyl Halide Olefin Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Tsutsui
    • 1
  • Morris N. Levy
    • 2
  • Akira Nakamura
    • 3
  • Mitsuo Ichikawa
    • 4
  • Kan Mori
    • 5
  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Chemical and Solvent DistillersAstoriaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Synthetic ChemistryOsaka UniversityToyonaka City, OsakaJapan
  4. 4.Research LaboratoriesJapan Synthetic Rubber CompanyKawasaki CityJapan
  5. 5.Basic Research DivisionJapan Synthetic Rubber CompanyKawasaki CityJapan

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