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Synthesis of Iron Phosphine Complexes for Small Gas Molecule Binding

16 November 2010

Abstract

Small gas molecule binding complexes have important applications ranging from understanding ammonia formation in the nitrogen cycle to separating N2 impurities from natural gas. A series of trans-octahedral iron(II) complexes were synthesized containing a bis bidentate phosphine derivatized with 4-vinylbenzyl groups, called the TeSt ligand. Beginning with the FeL2Cl2 complex, a series of reactions were mapped out to afford a wide range of trans-axial ligand substitution patterns. The compounds were characterized spectroscopically and two were characterized via x-ray crystallography.


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