Organic Chemistry/Introduction to reactions/Reactions with organometallic reagents

Organometallic compounds are organic substances which contain bonds between carbon to metallic elements. Common metals found in organometallic compounds are Na, K, Li, Mg, and B.

Formation of organometalic reagents: R-X + 2M -> R-M +MX


  1. Organolithium, organosodium and organopotassium
  1. Organo-magnesium: Grignard reagents RMgX
  1. Transition-metal organometallics
    1. organo-molybdenum and tungsten: metathesis catalysts
    2. organo-titanium: Tebbe's reagent
    3. organo-iron: Collman's reagent

(This is obviously in very early draft form...)