Solvent effect on the oxidative addition of HS-C6H4Br to CpFe(dppe)+; a reaction involving an Fe-S intramolecular electron transfer
The solvent effect on the oxidative addition reaction of p-Br-C6H4-SH to CpFe (dppe)I dppe=Ph2P(CH2)2PPh2, was studied by UV-visible spectroscopic methods. In solvents with high dielectric constants as propanediol-1,2-carbonate, formamide and N-methylformamide the product (CpFe(dppe)-SR)PF6 was observed, while that in most lower dielectric constants solvents as dichloromethane, chloroform, acetonitrile or dimethylsulfoxide no reaction or decompositions was observed. It was demonstrated that the solvent effect arises mainly from the Fe-1 bond ionization of the CpFe(dppe)I precursor to give the reactive fragment CpFe(dppe) (solv)+. A probable mechanism involving the electron transfer step [CpFeII(dppe)-S(H)R]+ → [CpFeIII(dppe)-SR]+ is discussed.
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Quote ItemBoletin de la Sociedad Chilena de Quimica, Volumen 42, Issue 4, 2018, Pages 513-518