Synlett 1989; 1989(1): 57-59
DOI: 10.1055/s-1989-34710
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Selective Oxidation of a Highly-Substituted η4-Cyclopentadiene Cobalt Complex: Partitioning Between Uncomplexed Diene and Cobalticinium Cation Products

Joseph M. O'Connor* , Jocelyn A. Johnson
  • *Department of Chemistry, D-006, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
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26 February 2002 (online)

Simple variation of oxidizing agent (iron nitrate or ferricinuim tetrafluoroborate in acetonitrile) results in selective conversion of a highly substituted η4-cyclopentadiene cobalt complex to either the uncomplexed cyclopentadiene ligand or to the corresponding cationic η5-cyclopentadienyl cobalt complex.