Efficient synthesis of ferrocenylenones by Friedel-Crafts acylation with EtAlCl 2-Me 3Al

DOĞAN Ö., Şenol V., Zeytinci S., Koyuncu H., BULUT A.

Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, vol.690, no.2, pp.430-434, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 690 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jorganchem.2004.09.055
  • Journal Name: Journal of Organometallic Chemistry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-434
  • Keywords: ferrocenylenones, Friedel-Crafts acylation, ethylaluminum dichloride, Lewis acid, BRIDGED FERROCENES, ACRYLOYLFERROCENE, ACETYLFERROCENE, DERIVATIVES, KETONES
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


Efficient synthesis of ferrocenylenones using a Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction is described. Acryloyl, methacryloyl, crotonoyl, cinnamoyl, and β-methylcrotonoyl chlorides react with ferrocene in the presence of a Lewis acid (EtAlCl 2 or EtAlCl 2-Me 3Al) to give the corresponding ferrocenylenones (acryloyl, methacryloyl, crotonoyl, cinnamoyl, and methylcrotonoylferrocenes) in good isolated yields. Besides ferrocenylenones, chloroactylferrocene is also synthesised by this method. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.