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).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Density functional calculations
- Ferrocene organic-inorganic hybrid composites