A synthetic route to borylene-bridged poly(ferrocenylene)s

Julia B. Heilmann, Matthias Scheibitz, Yang Qin, Anand Sundararaman, Frieder Jäkle, Tonia Kretz, Michael Bolte, Hans Wolfram Lerner, Max C. Holthausen, Matthias Wagner

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Iron chains: The highly soluble, ferrocene-containing polymer [-fc-B(Mes)-]n (fc = Fe(C5H4)2, Mes = mesityl), with an average chain length of about 16 repeat units (n = 16), is readily accessible by a novel polycondensation reaction starting from fc(BBr2)2 and HSiEt3 (see scheme). The polymer contains three-coordinate boron centers, which are well-suited for the promotion of electron delocalization along the polymer chain. (Chemical Equation Presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)920-925
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 30 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


  • Boranes
  • Density functional calculations
  • Ferrocene organic-inorganic hybrid composites
  • Polymers


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