Anionic stannaferrocene and its unique electronic state

Masaichi Saito, Naoki Matsunaga, Jumpei Hamada, Shunsuke Furukawa, Tomofumi Tada, Rolfe H. Herber

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We succeeded in the synthesis of an anionic stannaferrocene by the reaction of a dilithiostannole with a Fe(III) reagent, which cannot be achieved by the use of cyclopentadienyl (Cp) and its related ligands. The Mössbauer spectroscopic analysis and quantum-chemical calculations indicate that the contribution of a resonance form arising from a Fe(I) and two stannole anion is the most plausible state. The cyclic voltammetry of the anionic ferrocene revealed a quasi-reversible oxidation wave at (Epa = 11.60, Epc = 11.40, E1/2 = 11.50 V vs Fc/Fc+), lower than that of the parent ferrocenide anion, owing to the introduction of the aromatic dianionic stannole ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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