1962 Volume 35 Issue 7 Pages 1121-1124
The reaction of carbon monoxide with an organolithium compound at −70°C yielded symmetrical ketones.
Benzophenone (55%), 4,4′-ditolyl ketone (50%), di-n-butyl ketone (40%), di-n-amyl ketone (28%) and diisopropyl ketone (30%) were prepared by this new method.
A reaction path for the formation of ketones was discussed.
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