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.

published proceedings

  • Dalton Trans

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Blank, Jan H||Raju, Rajesh K||Yan, Tao||Brothers, Edward N||Darensbourg, Marcetta Y||Bengali, Ashfaq A

publication date

  • August 2016