This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB “Anisotropic Fluids”) and the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Wissenschaft through the Graduiertenkolleg “Synthese und Strukturaufklärung niedermolekularer Verbindungen”.
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 33, Issue 17, pages 1731–1733, September 16, 1994
How to Cite
Schumann, H., Lentz, A., Weimann, R. and Pickardt, J. (1994), Decaphenylferrocene and Decaphenylferrocenium Tetrafluoroborate. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 33: 1731–1733. doi: 10.1002/anie.199417311
In memory of J. J. Zuckerman
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 21 APR 1994
- Manuscript Received: 8 FEB 1994
Decaphenylferrocene (1) is a symmetric sandwich complex after all! The X-ray structure analysis (right) shows a propeller-like arrangement of interleaving phenyl rings. The distance between the cyclopentadienyl ligands and iron is such that maximum orbital overlap is still possible. Analogous structural features are observed for decaphenylferrocenium tetrafluoroborate, obtained by oxidation of 1 with NOBF4.