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Ligand Exchange Reaction of Ferrocene with Heterocycles

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The ligand exchange reaction with heterocycles containing nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur atoms was carried out. For the reaction with heterocycles, the order of the reactivity was S-heterocycles > N-heterocycles > O-heterocycles. Furthermore, when the results for the heterocycles were compared to those for the corresponding hydrocarbons, the hydrocarbons had a higher reactivity. These results mean that the reactivity would be mainly governed by the electron density of these arenes.

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Okada, Y. , Huruya, H. and Imori, Y. (2015) Ligand Exchange Reaction of Ferrocene with Heterocycles. International Journal of Organic Chemistry, 5, 282-290. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2015.54028.


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