Electrochemical Reduction of Some [(η5-Cyclopentadienyl) (η6-Arene) Iron(II)][PF6] Complexes Bearing an Imine or a Nitrone Function in Benzylic Position of the Arene Ligand

  • Fabrice Pierre
  • Claude Moinet
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We report the selective electrochemical reduction of some mixtures of [(η5-Cp) (η6-benzophenone-N-(aryl)nitrone) Fe]+ and [(n5-Cp) (n6-benzophenone anil) Fe]+ complexes into the corresponding [η5-Cp) (η6-α-(arylamino)diphenylmethane) Fe]+ cations. In a similar manner, various [(η5-Cp) (η6-9-(arylamino)fluorene) Fe]+ cations are synthesized from the corresponding [((η5-Cp) ((η6-fluorenone anil) Fe]+ derivatives. The electrochemical process allows the simultaneous reduction of both nitrone and imine functions with preservation of the organometallic moiety.


Isomer Ratio Amine Complex Benzylic Carbon ARENE Ligand Endo Isomer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrice Pierre
    • 1
  • Claude Moinet
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire:“Electrochimie et Organométalliques”, UMR CNRS N°6509Université de Rennes 1Rennes CedexFrance

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