Syntheses and purification of the versatile synthons iodoferrocene and 1,1′-diiodoferrocene

Max Roemer, Christian A. Nijhuis*

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This paper describes the improved synthesis and purification of iodoferrocene (FcI) and 1,1′-diiodoferrocene (FcI2). FcI and FcI2 were prepared by mono- and dilithiation of ferrocene followed by conversion into iodoferrocenes by reaction with iodine. Purification was accomplished by a simple sublimation/distillation procedure, affording FcI and FcI2 in high yields (74 and 72%) and high purity (>99.9%). We determined the molecular structures of FcI and FcI2 by X-ray single crystal diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11815-11818
Number of pages4
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


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