MI3. Hydride and Alkyl Migratory Insertions
Explain why a coordinated carbon monoxide acts as an electrophile.
Draw, with arrows, the reaction to give the 1,1- insertion products in the following cases.
Binding or coordination to a metal may also occur with organic carbonyl compounds such as ketones, aldehydes, esters and so on.
- Explain why a coordinated carbonyl compound, such as propanal, can be especially electrophilic.
- 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?