Iron(II) complexes featuring chiral PNNP diferrocene: Synthesis and characterization of potential hydrogenation catalysts

Afrooz Zirakzadeh, Sara R.M.M. de Aguiar, Michael Widhalm, Kurt Mereiter, Karl Kirchner

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Chiral non-racemic PNNP biferrocene with either imine or amine nitrogen coordination sites were synthesized. Only the imine-type formed dicationic iron complexes of the type [Fe(PNNP)(NCMe)2][BF4]2and [Fe(PNNP)(NCMe)(CO)][BF4]2. Some of these complexes were found to be active in hydrogenation and transfer hydrogenation reactions but their applicability is limited by moderate-to-low conversion and enantioselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-265
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Early online date29 Jul 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Jul 2016


  • Chiral ligands
  • Ferrocenes
  • Iron complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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