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Issue 38, 2015
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Chemically and electrochemically induced expansion and contraction of a ferrocene rotor

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Abstract

A 2,2′-bipyridine-appended ferrocene rotor, 1,1′-di(5-yl-ethynyl-2,2′-bipyridine)ferrocene, can be switched from a folded/stacked (syn) conformation to an extended/unstacked (anti) conformation by the addition of [Cu(CH3CN)4](PF6) and 6,6′-dimesityl-2,2′-bipyridine. This extension and contraction process was completely reversible and could be triggered either chemically or electrochemically.

Graphical abstract: Chemically and electrochemically induced expansion and contraction of a ferrocene rotor

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Submitted
09 Mar 2015
Accepted
01 Apr 2015
First published
01 Apr 2015

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 8161-8164
Article type
Communication

Chemically and electrochemically induced expansion and contraction of a ferrocene rotor

S. Ø. Scottwell, A. B. S. Elliott, K. J. Shaffer, A. Nafady, C. J. McAdam, K. C. Gordon and J. D. Crowley, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 8161
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01973G

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