De-protonation of (η4-isoprene)Fe(CO)3; an isoprene anion equivalent

M. F. Semmelhack, E. J. Fewkes

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4-Isoprene)Fe(CO)3 can be deprotonated with lithium diisopropylamide. The resulting coordinated isoprene anion reacts with electrophiles at low temperature, but rearranges to an isomeric (η4-trimethylenemethane)Fe(CO)3 anion derivative at higher temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1497-1500
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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