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The Thermochemistry and Energetics of Organoiron Compounds

Organoiron Compounds (2013)

  1. Joel F. Liebman1,
  2. Suzanne W. Slayden2

Published Online: 28 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9780470682531.pat0654

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups

How to Cite

Liebman, J. F. and Slayden, S. W. 2014. The Thermochemistry and Energetics of Organoiron Compounds. Patai's Chemistry of Functional Groups. 1–20.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Maryland, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, USA

  2. 2

    George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Fairfax, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2014

Abstract

The current study concerns the thermochemistry and energetics of organoiron compounds that contain an iron–carbon bond. The main quantities that are discussed are enthalpies of formation and bond energies. The chapter begins with the simplest binary iron carbides and then considers progressively larger neutral and ionic organic ligands. Within the context of small ligands, binding to iron as found in hemes and hemoglobin is discussed. The acidity and basicity of iron-containing compounds is also included.

Keywords:

  • organoiron compounds;
  • iron carbonyls;
  • thermochemistry;
  • enthalpy of formation;
  • enthalpy of reaction;
  • Gibbs free energy;
  • bond energies;
  • hemoglobin;
  • porphyrins;
  • ferrocene;
  • ion-molecule reactions