The Reaction of Iron Acetylides with Carbon Dioxide

Peter M. Jurd, Hsiu L. Li, Mohan Bhadbhade, Scott J. Dalgarno, Ruaraidh D. McIntosh, Leslie D. Field

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The acetylido iron hydride trans-[FeH(C≡CH)(depe)2] reacts with an excess of CO2 at ambient pressure and temperature to form a five-membered metalalactone cis-[Fe(OC(═O)CHCH-κ2C,O)(depe)2]. The reaction appears to proceed by electrophilic addition of CO2 to the β-carbon of the coordinated acetylide and cyclization to form the metalalactone product. At low temperature, a second molecule of CO2 is incorporated to give a carboxy-substituted metalalactone cis-[Fe(OC(═O)C(C(═O)OH)CH-κ2C,O)(depe)2]. When the initial metal acetylido hydride is substituted at the β-acetylenic carbon, the addition of CO2 results in a metalalactone where the substituent is in the position adjacent to the carbonyl in the metalalactone ring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1580-1589
Number of pages10
Issue number9
Early online date30 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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