Formation and Decomposition of Ferrous αα'-Dipyridyl

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A RECENT note in this journal1 on the reaction between ferrous ion and αα-dipyridyl (Dipy) induces us to report briefly on our investigations of this reaction. In a general way, our experimental results confirm the findings of Baxendale and George ; they reveal, however, some new aspects of this reaction.

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    Baxendale, J. H., and George, P., Nature, 162, 777 (1948); see also Kolthoff, I. M., Lee, T. S., and Leusing, D. L., Anal. Chem., 20, 985 (1948), on the analogous reaction with o-phenanthroline.

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KRUMHOLZ, P. Formation and Decomposition of Ferrous αα'-Dipyridyl. Nature 163, 724–725 (1949) doi:10.1038/163724a0

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