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MI3. Hydride and Alkyl Migratory Insertion

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  • MI3. Hydride and Alkyl Migratory Insertions

    Figure MI2.4. A migratory insertion reaction, this time forming an acyl compound.

    Problem MI3.1.

    Explain why a coordinated carbon monoxide acts as an electrophile.

    Problem MI3.2.

    Draw, with arrows, the reaction to give the 1,1- insertion products in the following cases.

    Problem MI3.3

    Binding or coordination to a metal may also occur with organic carbonyl compounds such as ketones, aldehydes, esters and so on.

    1. Explain why a coordinated carbonyl compound, such as propanal, can be especially electrophilic.
    2. Compare and contrast the electrophilicity of a coordinated organic carbonyl with the electrophilicity of coordinated carbon monoxide. What atom is the electrophile in each case? What will happen if a nucleophile donates electrons in each case?