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Title: Synthesis, characterisation and reactivity of [1] - and [2]metallocenophanes of group 8 metals : new polymers and polymer topologies
Author: Herbert, David Eric
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 4469
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2009
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Metal-cyclopentadienyl bonds in moderately strained silicon-bridged [l]ferrocenophanes and dicarba[2]ferrocenophanes and highly strained dicarba[2]ruthenocenophanes react with diphosphines to form mixed-hapticity metallocycles through haptotropic reduction of one η⁵-,π-bound Cp to η¹, σ-coordination. The dependence of these reactions on the type of phosphine and degree of strain in the metallocenophane was probed. In one case, an unstrained photoadduct was found to undergo unprecedented ring-opening polymerisation (ROP) to produce polyferrocenylsilane (PFS).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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