Agent Name

Phenyllithium

CAS Number

591-51-5

Formula

C6-H5-Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium, phenyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

"Phenyllithium is an organometallic agent with the empirical formula C6H5Li. It is most commonly used as a metalating agent in organic syntheses and a substitute for Grignard reagents for introducing phenyl groups in organic syntheses." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Lithium."

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