Frankland synthesis

What is Frankland synthesis?

The Frankland synthesis is a chemical reaction that involves the preparation of zinc dialkyls from alkyl halides and zinc.

The reaction is named after its discoverer, Sir Edward Frankland, a 19th-century British chemist. The general reaction can be represented as follows:

Frankland synthesis
Frankland synthesis

References

  • von Frankland, E. (1849), Notiz über eine neue Reihe organischer Körper, welche Metalle, Phosphor u. s. w. enthalten. [Note on a New Series of Organic Bodies Containing Metals, Phosphorus, etc.] Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem., 71: 213-216. https://doi.org/10.1002/jlac.18490710206
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