Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1991, 56, 1477-1481

Exploration of the new method for the synthesis of η6-arenetricarbonylchromium complexes. The scope and limitations

Peter Hrnčiara, Milan Hudečeka, Gusein K. I. Magomedovb and Štefan Tomaa

a Department of Organic Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
b State Scientifique – Research Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Organoelement Compounds, Shosse Entuziasov 38, 111 123 Moscow, U.S.S.R.


A systematic investigation of the recently described method for the synthesis of η6-arenetricarbonylchromium complexes has been performed. The method gives the fair to excellent yields of complexes in a broad range of benzene derivatives and of some benzenoid arenes. Very low yields of products were obtained with benzene, 2-(2-chlorophenyl)-and 2-(3-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dioxolane. The method failed in the case of benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, benzyl chloride, nitrobenzene, thiophenol and chalcone.