Iron(II) complexes bearing chelating cyclopentadienyl-N-heterocyclic carbene ligands as catalysts for hydrosilylation and hydrogen transfer reactions

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A series of piano-stool iron(11) complexes bearing bidentate cyclopentadienyl-functionalized N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (Cp-NHC)Fe(CO)I (Cp = substituted and unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl) have been prepared upon reaction with Fe(CO)412 and characterized by spectroscopic and crystallographic methods. The 16-electron half-sandwich compound (Cp*-NHC)FeCI (Cp* = eta(5)-C5Me4) has been synthesized by using FeCl2 as precursor material. The new iron complexes displayed good catalytic activity in catalytic transfer hydrogenation of ketones and hydrosilylation reactions.
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Pages (from-to)2777-2782
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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