Synthesis and X-ray structure of a [4]ferrocenophane containing a boron-boron bond

M. J.Gerry Lesley, Ulricke Mock, Nicholas C. Norman, A. Guy Orpen, Craig R. Rice, Jonathan Starbuck

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The synthesis and X-ray crystal structure of the [4]ferrocenophane compound [1,2-B2(NMe2)2{1,1′-(SC5H 4)2Fe}] which contains a B-B bond are described. The ferrocene-1,1′-dithiolate group bridges the B-B bond of the diborane(4) unit [B-B 1.709(9) Å] in a 1,2- fashion. Each boron centre is trigonal planar, the angle between these planes being 82.0° such that the conformation about the B-B bond is staggered rather than eclipsed. All other angles fall within expected ranges indicating that there is little strain present in this compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes


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