Pentaphenylcyclopentadienylcarbonyl Complexes of Groups Vi and Viii Academic Article uri icon


  • A systematic review and new approach to the syntheses of the Group VI and Group VIII transition metal derivatives of the pentaphenylcyclopentadienyl ligand are described. Significant enhancement in stability and reactivity of these perphenylated complexes is observed when compared to cyclopentadienyl and peralkylatedcyclopentadienyl derivatives due to their much higher molecular weights, reduced volatility, and modified solubility. These compounds have proved to be easily synthesized from the now readily available starting material, pentaphenylcyclopentadiene. Numerous physical and spectral properties as well as the x-ray crystal structure of a ruthenium derivative are reported. 1990, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Macromolecular Science Part A

author list (cited authors)

  • Slocum, D. W., Matusz, M., Clearfield, A., Peascoe, R., & Duraj, S. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Slocum, DW||Matusz, M||Clearfield, A||Peascoe, R||Duraj, SA

publication date

  • August 1990