Iron(0) mediated C-H activation of 1-hexyne: A mechanistic study using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy

Jan H. Blank, Rajesh K. Raju, Tao Yan, Edward Brothers, Marcetta Y. Darensbourg, Ashfaq A. Bengali

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Photolysis of an iron tricarbonyl complex in the presence of 1-hexyne results in the activation of the terminal C-H bond to yield an iron-alkynyl species. The reaction proceeds through a single transition state with an activation enthalpy of 13.5 kcal mol-1. The resulting molecule may have potential as a C-C bond formation reagent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12292-12296
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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