Université de Neuchâtel

Dendritic liquid-crystalline fullerene–ferrocene dyads

Campidelli, Stéphane ; Pérez, Laura ; Rodríguez-López Julián ; Barberá, Joaquín ; Langa, Fernando ; Deschenaux, Robert

In: Tetrahedron, 2006, vol. 62, no. 9, p. 2115-2122

First- and second-generation ferrocene-based dendrimers, fullerene and a second-generation liquid-crystalline poly(arylester) dendrimer carrying four cyanobiphenyl units were assembled to elaborate polyfunctional materials displaying mesomorphic and electronic properties. The targeted compounds gave rise to enantiotropic smectic A phases and organized into bilayer structures within the smectic...

Université de Neuchâtel

Synthesis of a trinuclear cation [H3Ru3(Fc-arene)(C6Me6)2(O)]+ containing a ferrocenyl group tethered to an arene ligand

Vieille-Petit, Ludovic ; Unternährer, Sabine ; Therrien, Bruno ; Süss-Fink, Georg

In: Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2003, vol. 355, p. 335-339

Ferrocene carboxylic acid 2-cyclohexa-1,4-dienyl-ethyl ester (1) is prepared from ferrocene carboxylic acid and 2-cyclohexa-1,4-dienyl-ethanol. This diene reacts with RuCl3•nH2O in refluxing ethanol to afford quantitatively [Ru(Fc-arene)Cl2]2 (2) (Fc-arene=ferrocene carboxylic acid phenethyl ester). The dinuclear complex 2...