This work was supported by the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk and the Rechenzentrum der Universität Freiburg.
Two Ferrole Isomers in Equilibrium: Experimental Confirmation of an Old Hypothesis†
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1989 by VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 28, Issue 3, pages 318–319, March 1989
How to Cite
Tasi, M., Powell, A. K. and Vahrenkamp, H. (1989), Two Ferrole Isomers in Equilibrium: Experimental Confirmation of an Old Hypothesis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 28: 318–319. doi: 10.1002/anie.198903181
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Received: 31 AUG 1988
The reversible interconversion of the two complexes 1a and 1b confirms the long predicted possibility of the isomerization of ferrole complexes. That this could be successfully demonstrated in the case of 1 may also be attributable to the fact that the complex component Fe(CO)3(N2Et2) leads to an electron density equalization in the ferrole unit, which facilitates flipping of the butadienediyl ligand.