Tag : Organometallics

Intro to Organometallics: The Heck Reaction

Written by Hannah Introduction The purpose of this lab was to perform a Heck reaction between an unknown isomer of bromoiodobenzene and acrylic acid and understand the mechanism involved. The unknown, isolated product, is a trans disubstituted alkene. The final product’s exact structure was determined through analysis by 1H-NMR. o-bromoiodobenzene                 acrylic acid                                   trans-2-bromocinnamic acid2 282 […]