Volume 94 Issue 27 | p. 10 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 4, 2016

Presenting a ferrocene Ferris wheel

Fused ferrocene units form redox-active nanorings that offer possibilities for host-guest, electronic, and magnetic applications
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: inorganic chemistry, ferrocene, Ferris wheel, oligomer, inorganic polymer

By fusing ferrocene molecules together, a research team has prepared new iron-based macrocycles that resemble a Ferris wheel. Ferrocene linear chains and macrocycles have been made before, but they contained spacer groups separating the metallocene units, which don’t allow much interaction between the iron atoms. Michael S. Inkpen, Nicholas J. Long, and Tim Albrecht of Imperial College London and their colleagues have now made examples in which . . .

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