The reaction of trichlorosilyltetracarbonyliron hydride (HFe(CO)4SiCl3) with conjugated dienes

John W. Connolly, Carl D. Hoff

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Isoprene, 1,3-butadiene and 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene react with HFe(CO)4SiCl3 by addition of the FeH function to the diene. Isoprene appears to add predominantly 1,4 and 2,3-dimethyl-1,3-butadiene appears to add 1,2, while 1,3-butadiene may add both ways. In the case of isoprene and 1,3-butadiene loss of CO from the addition compound gives a stable π-allyl- Fe(Co)3SiCl3 product. Either cis- or trans-1,3-pentadiene is reduced to pentene by HFe(CO)4SiCl3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-475
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 7 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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