Simmons-Smith reaction

Definition: A ring formation reaction where an alkene reacts with a dihalomethane in the presence of a metal atom or metal complexes to form a cyclopropane. The traditional reaction uses a zinc-copper couple and diiodomethane.

ID: RXNO:0000258

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Facile dichloromethane activation and phosphine methylation. Isolation of unprecedented zwitterionic organozinc and organocobalt intermediates
Roberto Pattacini, Suyun Jie and Pierre Braunstein, Chem. Commun., 2009 , 890
DOI: 10.1039/b817728g