Recognition of the intramolecular interaction: The syntheses and structures of ferrocene-conjugated polypyridine ligands and their complexes

Yegao Yin, Weidong Li, Liangchao Li, Kungkai Cheung, Wing Tak Wong

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The syntheses and crystal structures of two ferrocene-conjugated polypyridine ligands (6-ferrocenyl-2, 2′-bipyridyl (fcbpy) and 4′ -ferrocenyl-2, 2′, 6′, 2″-terpyridine (fctpy) )and Mn(II) complex of fctpy(1) were described in this work. The electrochemical investigations of two ligands reveal that substitution of the polypyridyl group onto ferrocene causes a positive shift in the redox potential of ferrocene unit and the comparison of the structures of the complex 1 and free ligand fctpy shows that introduction of Mn(II) ion into the ligand does not significantly influence the structure of the ligand.
Original languageEnglish
JournalWuhan Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Wuhan University
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrochemistry
  • Ferrocene
  • Mn(II) complex
  • Polypyridine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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