Iron(0) mediated C–H activation of 1-hexyne: a mechanistic study using time-resolved infrared spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon


  • Photolysis of an iron tricarbonyl complex in the presence of 1-hexyne results in the activation of the terminal C-H bond to yield an iron-alkynyl species. The reaction proceeds through a single transition state with an activation enthalpy of 13.5 kcal mol(-1). The resulting molecule may have potential as a C-C bond formation reagent.

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  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Blank, J. H., Raju, R. K., Yan, T., Brothers, E. N., Darensbourg, M. Y., & Bengali, A. A.

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  • 0

publication date

  • August 2016