The linking of two acetylide units through a plane of four iron atoms

John E. Davies, Martin J. Mays, Paul R. Raithby, Koshala Sarveswaran

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An unprecedented coordiantion mode for a diyne ligand is present in the Fe4 complex 2, which is accessible by thermolysis of the alkyne complex 1 in toluene at 373 K. In 2 the μ4-η2 acetylide ligands on each Fe4 face are linked together by a CC bond through the plane of four metal atoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2668-2669
Number of pages2
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition in English)
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 1997


  • Alkynes
  • C-C coupling
  • Clusters
  • Iron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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