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Migratory insertion


Migratory insertion


Migratory Insertion Mechanism


Migration insertion


65- Reaction of insertion with Carbon Monoxide


Csirnet chemical science migration insertion

A migratory insertion is a type of reaction in organometallic chemistry wherein two ligands on a metal complex combine. It is a subset of reactions that very closely resembles the insertion reactions, and both are differentiated by the mechanism that leads to the resulting stereochemistry of the products. However, often the two are used interchangeably because the mechanism is sometimes unknown. Therefore, migratory insertion reactions or insertion reactions, for short, are defined not by the mechanism but by the overall regiochemistry wherein one chemical entity interposes itself into an existing bond of typically a second chemical entity e.g.:A + B–C → B–A–C
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    • Overview 

    • CO insertion 

    • Insertion of alkenes into metal-carbon bonds 

    • Insertion of alkenes into M–H bonds 

    • Industrial applications