Organic Chemistry/Introduction to reactions/Reactions with organometallic reagents

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Organometallic compounds are organic substances which contain bonds between carbon to metallic elements. Common metals found in organometallic compounds are Na, K, Li, Mg, and B.

Formation of organometalic reagents: R-X + 2M -> R-M +MX


  1. Organolithium, organosodium and organopotassium
  1. Organo-magnesium: Grignard reagents RMgX
  1. Transition-metal organometallics
    1. organo-molybdenum and tungsten: metathesis catalysts
    2. organo-titanium: Tebbe's reagent
    3. organo-iron: Collman's reagent

(This is obviously in very early draft form...)