Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 56, Issue 9, pp 1930–1931 | Cite as

Synthesis of asymmetrical bis(arene) iron complexes

  • A. R. Kudinov
  • D. A. Loginov
  • P. V. Petrovskii


Visible light irradiation of the [(η-C6H7)Fe(η-C6H6)]+ cation (1) in CH2Cl2 in the presence of alkyl-substituted benzenes results in arene exchange forming the [(η5-C6H7)Fe(η-C6R6)]+ cations (2a–d: C6R6 is toluene, p-xylene, mesitylene, and durene). The mixed bis(arene) [(η-C6H6)Fe(η-C6R6)]2+ iron complexes (3a–d) were synthesized by hydride ion abstraction from 2a–d by [Ph3C]+.

Key words

arene complexes iron sandwich compounds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Kudinov
    • 1
  • D. A. Loginov
    • 1
  • P. V. Petrovskii
    • 1
  1. 1.A. N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement CompoundsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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