A Study of the Molecular and Electronic Structure of Iron (II) and Ruthenium (II) 1,3-Di and 1,2,4-Triphospholyl sandwich compounds by Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory

Bartsch, Rainer, Cloke, F Geoffrey N, Green, Jennifer C, Matos, Robson M, Nixon, John F, Suffolk, Roger J, Suter, James L and Wilson, D James (2001) A Study of the Molecular and Electronic Structure of Iron (II) and Ruthenium (II) 1,3-Di and 1,2,4-Triphospholyl sandwich compounds by Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory. Dalton Transactions. pp. 1013-1022.

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Abstract

The synthesis and variable temperature 1H NMR spectrum of the new tetraphosphaferrocene [Fe(η5-P2C3Bu3t)2] are presented and the photoelectron spectra are reported for [Fe(η5-P3C2Bu2t)2] 1a, [Fe(η5-P2C3Bu3t)2] 2a, [Fe(η5-P2C3Bu3t)(η5-P3C2Bu2t)] 3a and [Ru(η5-P3C2Bu3t)2] 4a. Density functional calculations were used to optimise the geometry and calculate the ionization energies of the parent analogues. Good agreement was obtained with the experimental results, giving support to the theoretical modelling of these sandwich compounds. Analysis of their electronic structure showed that replacement of RC fragments by P atoms in the η5-ligated cyclopentadienyl rings increases their acceptor properties. Extensive σπ mixing makes the description of the orbitals complex. Some higher lying Pσ levels are found to have similar ionization energies to the d electrons.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Additional co-authors: Matos, R.M and Suffolk, R.J.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Geoff Cloke
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:08
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:02
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/19401
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