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Ferrocene in conjugation with a Fischer carbene: Synthesis, NLO, and electrochemical behavior of a novel organometallic push-pull system

Jayaprakash, KN and Ray, Paresh C and Matsuoka, Isao and Bhadbhade, Mohan M and Puranik, Vedavathi G and Das, Pushpendu K and Nishihara, Hiroshi and Sarkar, Amitabha (1999) Ferrocene in conjugation with a Fischer carbene: Synthesis, NLO, and electrochemical behavior of a novel organometallic push-pull system. In: Organometallics, 18 (19). pp. 3851-3858.

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Abstract

Using an iterative sequence of Wittig olefination, reduction, oxidation, and condensation of an active methylene group to carbonyl, it was possible to prepare a series of organometallic push-pull molecules [(CO)(5)M=C(OCH3)(-CH=CH-)(n)(C5H4)Fe(C5H5), M = W, Cr, n = 1-4] in which ferrocene is the donor element and a Fisher carbene moeity is the acceptor group. The molecular first hyperpolarizability beta was determined by hyper-Rayleigh scattering experiments. The beta values ranged from 110 x 10(-30) to 2420 x 10(-30) esu in acetonitrile, and they are among the highest reported for organometallic molecules so far. Electrochemical measurements are consistent with the push-pull nature of these compounds.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2009 06:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19456

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