Carbometalation (less often carbometallation) is an organometallic reaction involving the insertion of alkenes and alkynes into a metal-carbon bond. Organolithium compounds, organocopper compounds, and Grignard reagents characteristically participate, but the scope is large. Carbometalation produces new organometallic compounds, which themselves are amenable to further modification.
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- In this reaction the Grignard reagent combines with iron acetylacetonate and tributylphosphine to give an ill-defined aryliron intermediate, which then reacts with copper(I) chloride an intermediate cuprate.
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