Bis(1,2,3,4-η4-anthracene)ferrate(1-): A paramagnetic homoleptic polyarene transition-metal anion

William W. Brennessel, Robert E. Jilek, John E. Ellis

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(Figure Presented) Magnetic personalities: [Fe(η4-C 14H10)2]- is an unprecedented example of an anionic 17-electron homoleptic polyarene transition-metal complex. This species is the first isolable homoleptic polyarene iron complex. It provides "naked" atomic Fe-1 in its reaction with 1,3-butadiene to yield the first structurally authenticated homoleptic bis(1,3-butadiene) metal complex, [Fe(η4-C4H 6)2]_ (see structure).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6132-6136
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
StatePublished - 2007


  • Arene ligands
  • Diene ligands
  • Iron
  • Negative-valent complexes
  • Sandwich complexes


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