Synthesis and characterisation of monomeric, dimeric and polymeric ferrocenylacetylides. Crystal structure of 1,1′-bis(phenylethynyl)ferrocene

Scott L. Ingham, Muhammad S. Khan, Jack Lewis, Nicholas J. Long, Paul R. Raithby

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The reactions of alkynyltrimethylstannanes with 1,1′-dilithioferrocene have given several ferrocenylacetylides, namely 1-pheny]-ethynyl-1′-iodo-ferrocene (1), 1,1′-bis(phenylethynyl)ferrocene (2), 1,4-di(1′-iodoferrocenylethynyl)benzene (3) and poly[1,4-(1′-ferrocenylethynyl)ethynylbenzene] (4). The versatility of this reaction for the formation of ferrocenylacetylides is demonstrated. The crystal structure of 2 has been determined, and shown to involve a linear array of the groups with a cis arrangement of the phenylethynyl ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 17 1994



  • Alkyne
  • Crystal structure
  • Ferrocene
  • Polymer
  • Tin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Chemistry

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