Convenient syntheses of “heavy fluorous” cyclopentadienes and cyclopentadienyl complexes with three to five ponytails Academic Article uri icon


  • Reactions of (eta5-C5H(5-x)Brx)M(CO)3(M = Re, Mn; x= 1, 3, 4, 5) and IZn(CH2)2R(f8) in the presence of Cl2PdL2 catalysts give the title complexes (eta5)-C5H(5-x)(CH2)2R(f8)x)M(CO3), accompanied in the case of x= 5 by hydride-transfer byproducts. Extremely high fluorophilicities are realized, and the cyclopentadienyl ligands are readily detached (hnu) from the manganese complexes.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dinh, L. V., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 20

publication date

  • January 2004