Mixed-valent ferrocenyltellurenyl halides. Synthesis, electrochemistry and unusual molecular structure

Yury Torubaev, Pradeep Mathur, Mohd Tauqeer, Mobin M. Shaikh, Goutam K. Lahiri, Alexander Pasynskii, Alina Pavlova, Vitali Grinberg

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Halogenation of diferrocenyl ditelluride (Fc2Te2) allowed corresponding isostructural ferrocenyltellurenyls [FcTeX] (X= Cl (6), Br (7), X = I (8)). Their molecular structures in the solid state confirm them to be mixed-valent FcTe-TeX2Fc, however, the single band in 125Te NMR spectrum of 8 and electrochemical data suggests the monomeric [FcTeX] structure in the solution at room temperature. Remarkable bent of non-halogenated atom of Te towards the Fe atom observed in the solid state structures of 6-8, removes the Te atom from the plane of the related Cp ring (15 -20) and may indicate the interaction of filled nonbonding 3d orbitals of Fe with the appropriate Te localized LUMO.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Ferrocenyl
  • Organotellurium
  • Tellurenyl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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