Photoreactions of silyliron(II) complexes Cp'Fe(CO)2SiMe3 (Cp' = η5-C5H5, η5-C5Me5) with di-p-tolylgermane (p-Tol)2GeH2

Amr El-Maradny, Hiromi Tobita, Hiroshi Ogino

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Photolysis of CpFe(CO)2SiMe3 (Cp = η5-C5H5) in the presence of (p-Tol)2GeH2 afforded a mixture of cis and trans isomers of diiron complexes Cp2Fe2(CO)2(μ-CO){μ-Ge(p-Tol) 2} and Cp2Fe2(CO)2(μ-Ge(p-Tol)2} 2. The photostationary state with cis : trans = 85 : 15 was attained by the photolysis of either cis or trans isomer of the latter complex. In contrast, photoreaction of Cp*Fe(CO)2SiMe3 (Cp* = η5-C5Me5) with (p-Tol)2GeH2 gave a monoiron complex Cp*Fe(CO)2GeH(p-Tol)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-84
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1

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