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Syntheses, structures, some reactions, and electrochemical oxidation of ferrocenylethynyl complexes of iron, ruthenium, and osmium

Bruce, M. I., Low, P. J., Hartl, F., Humphrey, P. A., de Montigny, F., Jevric, M., Lapinte, C., Perkins, G. J., Roberts, R. L., Skelton, B. W. and White, A. H. (2005) Syntheses, structures, some reactions, and electrochemical oxidation of ferrocenylethynyl complexes of iron, ruthenium, and osmium. Organometallics, 24 (22). pp. 5241-5255. ISSN 1520-6041

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Abstract/Summary

The syntheses and characterizations of several complexes containing ferrocenylethynyl and ferrocene-1,1'-bis(ethynyl) groups attached to M(PP)Cp'[M = Fe, Ru, PP = dppe, Cp'= Cp*; M = Ru, Os, PP = (PPh3)(2), dppe, Cp' = Cp] are described. Reactions with tetracyanoethene have given either tetracyanobuta-1,3-dienyl or eta(3)-allylic derivatives, while addition of Me+ afforded the corresponding vinylidene derivatives. Some electrochemical measurements are discussed in terms of electronic communication between the redox-active M(PP)Cp' groups through the ferrocene nucleus. The molecular structures of 14 of these complexes have been determined by crystallographic methods.

Item Type:Article
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Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
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ID Code:17289
Publisher:American Chemical Society

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