The reaction of monochloromethyl ether with organometallic compounds
The reactions of monochlormethyl ether with the magnesium cadmium and zinc derivatives of normal propyl and isopropyl halides were investigated.
In both the normal propyl and iso-propyl aeries, the yields of the expected condensation products RCH₂OCH₃ appeared in the order RMgX>R₂Zn>R₂Cd.
The primary organometallic compounds reacted with monochlormethyl ether in higher yields than did the corresponding secondary compounds.
A new method was developed for preparing a zinc-copper couple by heating a mixture of zinc dust and powdered cupric citrate under an atmosphere of nitrogen.
This method gave a couple superior in laboratory use to the zinc-copper couples how generally employed.