A unique bismuth-iron chain polymer containing the ··· -Bi-Fe-··· link: Formation and structure of [nBuBiFe(CO)4]

Minghuey Shieh, Yeantarn Liou, Miao Hsing Hsu, Rung Tsang Chen, Shiow Jane Yeh, Shie Ming Peng, Gene Hsiang Lee

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A unique zigzag ··· -Bi-Fe- ··· chain forms the basis of the structure of [nBuBiFe(CO)4] (1; see picture), which was characterzized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Compound 1 was isolated from the ultrasonication of the dimeric product [{nBuBiFe(CO)4}2] from the reaction of [Et4N]3[Bi{Fe(CO)4}4] with nBuBr followed by acidification with HOAc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2384-2386
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 2



  • Bismuth
  • Carbonyl ligands
  • Iron
  • Metal-metal interactions
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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