Chapter 3. Thermochemistry of Organozinc Compounds

  1. Professor Zvi Rappoport3 and
  2. Ilan Marek4
  1. Joel F. Liebman1 and
  2. Suzanne W. Slayden2

Published Online: 4 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470093399.ch3

The Chemistry of Organozinc Compounds

The Chemistry of Organozinc Compounds

How to Cite

Liebman, J. F. and Slayden, S. W. (2006) Thermochemistry of Organozinc Compounds, in The Chemistry of Organozinc Compounds (eds Z. Rappoport and I. Marek), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470093399.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 4

    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 OCT 2006

Book Series:

  1. PATAI'S Chemistry of Functional Groups

Book Series Editors:

  1. Professor Saul Patai and
  2. Professor Zvi Rappoport

Series Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470093375

Online ISBN: 9780470093399



  • organozinc compound thermochemistry;
  • dialkylzinc compounds;
  • vaporization enthalpy data;
  • quantum chemical calculations and electron diffraction/photoelectron spectroscopy;
  • primary/tertiary isomerization enthalpy;
  • bond energies;
  • univalent monoalkylzinc species;
  • zinc–cyanide complexes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Scope and Definitions

  • Dialkylzinc Compounds

  • Monoalkylzinc Species

  • Dimethylzinc Radical Cation and Methylzinc Cation

  • Zinc–Cyanide Complexes

  • References and Notes