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.
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- Inorganic Chemistry