Ferrocene- and Biferrocene-Containing Macrocycles towards Single-Molecule Electronics

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  • Lucy E Wilson
  • Christopher Hassenrück
  • Rainer F Winter
  • Andrew J P White
  • Nicholas J Long

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  • Imperial College London
  • Universität Konstanz, Fachbereich Chemie, Universitätsstraße 10, 78457, Konstanz, Germany.


Cyclic multiredox centered systems are currently of great interest, with new compounds being reported and developments made in understanding their behavior. Efficient, elegant, and high-yielding (for macrocyclic species) synthetic routes to two novel alkynyl-conjugated multiple ferrocene- and biferrocene-containing cyclic compounds are presented. The electronic interactions between the individual ferrocene units have been investigated through electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, density functional theory (DFT), and crystallography to understand the effect of cyclization on the electronic properties and structure.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6838-6842
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Issue number24
Early online date12 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2017