Synthesis of novel rigid rod iron metal containing polyyne polymers

Brian F.G. Johnson*, Ashok K. Kakkar, Muhammad S. Khan, Jack Lewis

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Treatment of the dihaloiron-chelating phosphine complex, Fe(DEPE)2Cl2 (1) with 2.5 equivalents of Me3SnCC6H5 (2) gives the monomeric complex, tras-Fe(DEPE)2(CCC6H5)2 (3, whereas the reaction of equimolar quantities of 1 and Me3SnCCRCCSnMe3 (R = p-C6H4 (4); p-C3)2C6H2 (5)) yields soluble and high molecular weight rigid rod polymeric species, trans-[-Fe(DEPE)2(-CCRCC-)]n (6,7).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)C12-C14
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 4 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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