Crystal structure of (Z)-1-(ferrocenylethynyl)-10-(phenylimino)anthracen-9(10H)-one from synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction

Eiji Nishibori, Shinobu Aoyagi, Makoto Sakata, Ryota Sakamoto, Hiroshi Nishihara

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In the title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C27H16NO)], designed and synthesized to explore a new electron-donor (D) and -acceptor (A) conjugated complex, the two cyclopentadienyl rings adopt an eclipsed conformation. The anthracene tricycle is distorted towards a butterfly conformation and the mean planes of the outer benzene rings are inclined each to other at 22.7(3)°. In the crystal, molecules are paired into inversion dimers via π-π interactions. Weak intermolecular C-H⋯π interactions link further these dimers into one-dimensional columns along the b axis, with the ferrocenylethynyl arms arranged between the stacks to fill the voids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-576
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


  • C-H⋯π interactions
  • D-A conjugated complex
  • ferrocenyl-anthracen-9(10H)-one
  • powder diffraction
  • structure determination
  • synchrotron radiation
  • π-π interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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