Ferrocene derivatives. 23. Isocyanoferrocene and isothiocyanatoferrocene

Graham R. Knox, Peter L. Pauson, Debra Willison, Eva Solcaniova, Stefan Toma

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Aminoferrocene has been converted into formamidoferrocene, which exists in solution as an equilibrium mixture of two rotational isomers, a monometic cis form and a dimeric (or oligomeric) trans form. Variable-temperature 2H and 13C1H NMR spectra have been used to measure AG for the hindered internal rotation about the C-N bond. Dehydration of formamidoferrocene yields isocyanoferrocene, which has been characterized by complex formation with iron and molybdenum carbonyls. A high-yield conversion of aminoferrocene into isothiocyanatoferrocene is described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-306
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1990


  • aminoferrocene
  • formamidoferrocene
  • isocyanoferrocene
  • isothiocyanatoferrocene


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