Iron Compounds in Organic Synthesis

Iron Compounds in Organic Synthesis

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Since the 1950s, the number and nature of known organometallic compounds has increased at a bewildering pace. Organoiron compounds have played a central role in the development of the subject. Iron forms stable complexes with a wide range of ligands, making this possibly the most versatile metal in the Periodic Table. Despite this fact, the use of organoiron complexes in organic synthesis has been somewhat restricted compared with palladium, rhodium, and other metalsthat are traditionally used in catalytic processes. This book provides skillful and accessible coverage of the applications of organoiron complexes in organic synthesis specifically for the practicing organic chemist, and, similarly, the majority of the complexes discussed are easy to prepare. The book will enable organic chemists to develop an understanding of how to design syntheses based on the known chemistry of the complexes described.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 158.5 x 237.7 x 16.8mm | 492.67g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0125482701
  • 9780125482707

Review quote

":This volume is very welcome and contains a long overdue account of the use of organoiron complexes in organic synthesis...It should prove an invaluable laboratory guide not only for organometallic chemists but also for natural product chemists seeking novel synthons in synthetic strategies. --R. M. G. ROBERTS, University of Essex ...a wide range of organic methodologies are described, and many are concisely summarised so that their essential features can be incorporated into strategic planning...Throughout the book there are many tips and suggestions derived from the authors extensive experience that will also be valuable to those with some background in this area of research. --C.J. RICHARDS, Chemistry in Britain
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Table of contents

Iron carbonyls in synthesis; alkeneiron complexes; n1- and n3-allyliron complexes; n1-acyliron complexes; carbene complexes; diene complexes of iron; dienyl complexes of iron; arene-iron complexes.
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