Template syntheses of iron(II) complexes containing chiral P-N-N-P and P-N-N ligands.

Research paper by Alexandre A AA Mikhailine, Eunice E Kim, Carsten C Dingels, Alan J AJ Lough, Robert H RH Morris

Indexed on: 02 Jul '08Published on: 02 Jul '08Published in: Inorganic Chemistry


A multicomponent template reaction utilizing an air-stable phosphonium precursor leads initially to the first enantiopure bis-tridentate iron complexes mer-[Fe(P-N-N) 2] (2+) in high yield and then to new tetradentate iron complexes trans-[Fe(MeCN) 2(P-N-N-P)] (2+).