tert-Butyl-Substituted Poly(ferrocenylene persulfides)

David L. Compton, Thomas B. Rauchfuss

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Forrocenes have played a central role in the historical development of the organometallic polymers. Species that have attracted significant attention include poly-(vinylferrocene) and polyferrocenylenes, as well as ferrocene-based silanes and siloxanes. In the present paper we report on a polymerization procedure that is applicable to a number of ferrocenes. The precursors to the new polymers are ferrocene trisulifides, sometimes called trithiaferrocenophanes. The trithiaferrocenophanes were prepared by dilithiation of the t-Bu-substituted ferrocenes followed by treatment with elemental sulfur. t-BufeS3 was obtained as the 1,3,1'-isomer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4367-4376
Number of pages10
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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