Inter- versus Intraannular Ring-Closing Metathesis of Polyallylferrocenes: Five-Fold RCM within a Single Molecule
2013-11-11T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
Treatment of decaallylferrocene (1) with the Grubbs-II catalyst in refluxing dichloromethane has promoted the 5-fold ring-closing metathesis in 1 to afford single-bridged bis(1,4,5,8-tetrahydrofluorenyl)iron(II) species 3 in excellent yield. The preferential formation of 3 over quintuply bridged “superferrocenophane” 2 was explained as the intraannular RCM process being preferred over the interannular one in the reactions of polyallylferrocenes.
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