Chapter 2. The Thermochemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

  1. Professor Zvi Rappoport4 and
  2. Ilan Marek5
  1. Joel F. Liebman1,
  2. Torkil Holm2 and
  3. Suzanne W. Slayden3

Published Online: 17 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch2

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds

How to Cite

Liebman, J. F., Holm, T. and Slayden, S. W. (2008) The Thermochemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds, in The Chemistry of Organomagnesium Compounds (eds Z. Rappoport and I. Marek), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470751879.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 4

    The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

  2. 5

    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, Maryland 21250, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, Technical University of Denmark, Building 201, DK-2800, Lyngby, Denmark

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 FEB 2008

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: 9780470057193

Online ISBN: 9780470751879



  • traditional CHONS atom;
  • organomagnesium compound thermochemistry;
  • organomagnesium fluoride and mixed metal fluorocarbon ‘pyrolants’;
  • Schlenk equilibrium;
  • anionic alkyl and cationic magnesium bonding;
  • organomagnesium halide;
  • endothermic reaction enthalpies;
  • organomagnesium bromide containing heteroatoms;
  • diorganomagnesium compound


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Scope and Definitions

  • Compounds Composed Solely of Magnesium and Carbon

  • The Schlenk Equilibrium

  • Organomagnesium Halides