Two Exceptional Homoleptic Iron(IV) Tetraalkyl Complexes.


The formation of the high-valent iron complex [Fe(cyclohexyl)4 ] from FeII under reducing conditions is best explained by disproportionation of a transient organoiron intermediate which is driven by dispersive forces between the cyclohexyl ligands and the formation of short and strong Fe-C bonds. The (meta)stability of this diamagnetic complex (S=0) is striking if one considers that it has empty d-orbitals at its disposal and contains, at the same time, no less than twenty H-atoms available for either α- or β-hydride elimination.

DOI: 10.1002/anie.201612299

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@article{Casitas2017TwoEH, title={Two Exceptional Homoleptic Iron(IV) Tetraalkyl Complexes.}, author={Alicia Casitas and Julian A Rees and Richard Goddard and Eckhard Bill and Serena DeBeer and Alois F{\"{u}rstner}, journal={Angewandte Chemie}, year={2017}, volume={56 34}, pages={10108-10113} }