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I. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Ferrocenylcarbonium Ion. II. Ferrocene Catalyzed Photochemistry


Dannenberg, Joseph Jay (1967) I. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Analysis of Ferrocenylcarbonium Ion. II. Ferrocene Catalyzed Photochemistry. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/q6jv-7q59.


I. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of appropriately substituted ferrocenylcarbonium ions reveal the α-protons of the substituted ring to be more shielded than β-protons. The observation is discussed in terms of various models proposed for the ferrocenylcarbonium ion and is found to support a model in which the iron is bonded to all six carbona of the substituted ring.

II. Ferrocene catalyzes the photoisomerization of the piperylenes and the photodimerization of isoprene. Our results suggest a mechanism in which a complex of ferrocene and diene is excited to its second singlet state which dissociates to a triplet-state ferrocene molecule and a triplet-state diene molecule. The triplet-state diene, then, proceeds to isomerize or attack ground-state diene to form dimers.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Chemistry)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Major Option:Chemistry
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Richards, John H.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:2 September 1966
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Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:11232015-095956061
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ID Code:9285
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