Bromination and alkylation of tricarbonyl(η12-but-3-en-1-yl)iron(O) anion complexes

Ming Chang P. Yeh*, Chong Chen Hwu

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Reactive carbon nucleophiles add to tricarbonyl(η4-1,3-diene)iron(O) complexes at -78°C to produce putative internally coordinated tricarbonyl(η12-but-3-en-1-yl)iron(O) anion complexes. Treatment of the reactive intermediates with bromine, followed by an aqueous process, leads to γ,δ-unsaturated acids. Reaction of the intermediates with iodomethane or benzyl bromide gives γ,δ-unsaturated ketones after carbonyl insertions. Benzoyl chloride is also observed to react with the postulate intermediates to form γ,δ-unsaturated benzophenone derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-355
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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