Stereomanipulation of (η5-1-arylcyclohexadienyl)iron complexes

Christopher E. Anson, Andrei V. Malkov, Caroline Roe, Elizabeth J. Sandoe, G. Richard Stephenson

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A crystallographic investigation comparing five 1-aryl-substituted tricarbonyl[(1–5-?)-cyclohexadienyl]iron(1+) salts demonstrates that introducing additional electron density on the aromatic ring increases p overlap between the arene and the cyclohexadienyl ligand, thus flattening the structures sufficiently to make available a conformation in which nucleophiles can approach the site of substitution, despite the steric blockade of o-benzyl substituents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)196-213
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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