Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2015, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (2): 227-236.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201411061


Channel of Electronic Interactions in Diferrocenyl Pyrrole Derivatives

HU Yu-Qiang, ZHU Ning, HAN Li-Min   

  1. College of Chemical Engineering, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051, P. R. China
  • Received:2014-08-05 Revised:2014-11-05 Published:2015-01-26
  • Contact: HAN Li-Min,,
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    The project was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Inner Mongolia, China (2012ZD01), Natural Science Foundation of Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China (X201207), and Graduate Student Research Innovation Foundation of Inner Mongolia, China (B20131012802).


2,5-Diferrocenyl-1-(3-trifluorom-ethylphenyl)-pyrrole (1), 2,5-diferrocenyl-1-(4-fluorophenyl)-pyrrole (2), 2,5-diferrocenyl-1-phenyl pyrrole (3), 2,5-diferro-cenyl-1-(4-ethylphenyl)-pyrrole (4), and 2,5-diferrocenyl- 1-(4-ethoxyphenyl)-pyrrole (5) were prepared by the one-pot cycloaddition reaction of ferrocenyl alkyne. The 2,5-diferrocenyl-1-phenyl-1-pyrrole derivatives were characterized by elemental analysis, Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. The influence of substituents at the phenyl moiety on the electronic interaction was studied using cyclic voltammetry (CV) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. A linear relationship was observed between the first oxidation potential (Ea1), oxidation potential difference (ΔE) with Hammett constant (Hammett σ) of the substituent, pyrrole 1H NMR chemical shift (δ), and pyrrole N natural bond orbital (NBO) charge. A high N charge density weakened the electronic interaction, and vice versa. Electron transfer between the two ferrocenyl units of these diferrocenyl pyrrole derivatives was influenced by the N charge density.

Key words: Diferrocenyl, Pyrrole derivative, Channel of electronic interaction


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