1,2-Bis(ferrocenyl)-substituted distibene and dibismuthene: Sb=Sb and Bi=Bi units as π spacers between two ferrocenyl units

Michiyasu Sakagami, Takahiro Sasamori, Heisuke Sakai, Yukio Furukawa, Norihiro Tokitoh

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    Pi in the sky: 1,2-bis(ferrocenyl)distibene and 1,2-bis(ferrocenyl) dibismuthene derivatives, where two bulky ferrocenyl units are bridged by a Sb=Sb and Bi=Bi π spacer, have been synthesized as a new family of novel d-π conjugated systems. Their molecular structures, spectroscopic behavior, and electrochemical properties reveal the Sb=Sb and Bi=Bi units to be effective π-electron spacers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)690-693
    Number of pages4
    JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr



    • conjugation
    • main-group elements
    • pi interactions
    • redox chemistry
    • sandwich complexes

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    • Chemistry(all)

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