The Reaction of Hexacarbonylvanadium with Aromatic Hydrocarbons

  • Fausto Calderazzo
Conference paper


It has been known since 1958 that the hexacarbonyls of the Group VI metals react with aromatic hydrocarbons to give tricarbonylarenemetal derivatives, Me(CO)3Arene. It has now been found that hexacarbonylvanadium reacts at 20–50°, preferably at 35°, with aromatic hydrocarbons with evolution of carbon monoxide and precipitation of solid products. The reaction has been successfully carried out with benzene, toluene, p-xylene and mesitylene. Compounds of formula [V(CO)4Arene] [V(CO)6] have been isolated from the corresponding reaction mixtures as red crystalline airsensitive solids.


Aromatic Hydrocarbon Acetone Solution Methyl Substituent Substitution Product Carbonyl Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fausto Calderazzo
    • 1
  1. 1.Cyanamid European Research InstituteCologny, GenevaSwitzerland

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