Accession Number : AD0286653

Title :   ORGANOMETALLIC RESEARCH USING GROUP IV ELEMENTS

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : HENRY,MALCOLM C. ; NOLTES,JAN G.

Report Date : DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Syntheses of some organometallic hydrides and their subsequent reactions, e.g., addition to olefinic and acetylenic linkages, were investigated. These reactions allow a general method of synthesizing organometallic IV group compounds containing a variety of reactive functional groups. As the result of a new chemical moiety, some novel organolead and germanium compounds involving both metal-carbon bonds and metal-sulphur bonds were produced. Simple sulphides, di- and trisulphides and thioester substituents were attached directly to the elements of Ge and Pb. The synthesis of R3 M-S-Na, the sodium salt of a trisubstituted metal mercaptan, and the reactions to be realized from this type of molecule are specifically described. Parallel investigations resulted in the synthesis of a new type of organometallic compound containing both Pb and As. These organolead arsonates show suprising chemical stability and their synthesis sh ws some interesting reactions. ( uthor)

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, *HYDRIDES, *METALORGANIC COMPOUNDS, ACETYLENES (C C), CARBON, CHEMICAL BONDS, ESTERS, ETHYLENES, GERMANIUM COMPOUNDS, LEAD COMPOUNDS, METALS, SULFIDES, SULFUR COMPOUNDS, THIO (-S-)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE