Ferrocenyl-penta-(β-naphthyl)benzene — Synthesis, structure, and dynamic behaviour Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 3-Ferrocenyl-2,4,5-tri-(β-naphthyl)cyclopentadienone undergoes a Diels–Alder reaction with di-(β-naphthyl) acetylene to yield, after elimination of carbon monoxide, ferrocenyl-penta-(β-naphthyl)benzene (4). 1H and 13C variable-temperature NMR studies on 4 reveal the existence of multiple diastereoisomers at low temperature. These data are interpreted in terms of slowed rotation of the naphthyl groups, and are supported by the X-ray crystal structure of 4, which exhibits disorder at three of the naphthyl sites.Key words: sterically crowded molecules, hindered rotations, crystallography, NMR.

publication date

  • November 1, 2003