CHEMISTRY OF FERROCENE,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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A discussion is given of the chemistry of ferrocene and discusses separately each typical reaction carried out with ferrocene, presenting corresponding reaction schemes for sulfonation, acylation, Friedel-Craft alkylation and electrophylic substitutions. Furthermore, he analyzes the condensation process of ferrocene with aldehydes. Mercuration, metalization of ferrocene by alkyl-lithium, and alkyl-, or aryl-sodium are mentioned and also arylation reactions with diazo compounds. Three different methods were developed by the author to determine the structure of ferrocene. In contrast to benzene, dialkylferrocenes with different rings show that electrophylic substitutes enter differently into the second, or third position in relation to the alkyl group.
- Organic Chemistry