The methods for the preparation of tetraorgano-substituted germanes, known before 1936, include the reactions of germanium tetrahalides with dialkyl-, diaralkyl-, or diaryl-zinc, c with organomagneslum halides, or with aryl halides and sodium. Now these compounds are conveniently prepared by reacting germanium tetrahalides with organolithium compounds in the presence or absence of solvents.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Dub
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  1. 1.Research and Engineering DivisionMonsanto Chemical CompanyUK

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