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Introduction

  • Richard C. Larock
Part of the Reactivity and Structure Concepts in Organic Chemistry book series (REACTIVITY, volume 22)

Abstract

Edward Frankland reported the first organomercury compound, methyl-mercuric iodide (CH3HgI), in 1852 only three years after his discovery of the first organometallic compound [1, 2]. Several other organomercury compounds were discovered soon thereafter, but the accidental death of two of the co-workers of Frankland’s successor in 1865 and 1866 effectively brought a halt to activity in this field until the discovery of the mercuration of aromatic compounds by Dimroth [3] just before the turn of the century.

Keywords

Organometallic Compound Mercury Compound Synthetic Organic Chemist Accidental Death Transition Metal Salt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard C. Larock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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