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Organometallic chemistry

Fused ferrocenes come full circle

Chemists have long been fascinated by electron delocalization, from both a fundamental and applied perspective. Macrocyclic oligomers containing fused ferrocenes provide a new structural framework — containing strongly interacting metal centres — that is capable of supporting substantial charge delocalization.

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Figure 1: Electron delocalization in cyclic and acyclic multinuclear complexes.


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Musgrave, R., Manners, I. Fused ferrocenes come full circle. Nature Chem 8, 819–820 (2016).

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