Reactions Involving the Transition Metals

  • Francis A. Carey
  • Richard J. Sundberg
Part of the Advanced Organic Chemistry book series (AOC)


While the main-group metals, especially magnesium and lithium, were the first metals to have a prominent role in organic synthesis, several of the transition metals have also become very important. In this chapter, we will discuss the reactions of transition metal compounds and intermediates that are important in the repertoire of synthetic organic chemistry. In contrast to the reactions involving lithium and magnesium, where the reagents are used in stoichiometric quantities, many of the transition metal reactions will be found to be catalytic processes.


Oxidative Addition Aryl Halide Grignard Reagent Phosphine Ligand Conjugate Addition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis A. Carey
    • 1
  • Richard J. Sundberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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