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Synthesis of Ferrocene

Written by Emily Introduction – Synthesis of Ferrocene Organometallic sandwich compounds were first synthesized in 1951. Ferrocene was the first organometallic sandwich compound to be made and the structure was not determined until a year after it was first produced. Ferrocene can be treated as two cyclopentadienyl anions liked by Fe2+ with an unusual stability. Cyclopentadiene, which is used to make ferrocene, is very unstable because it undergoes dimerization easily. For this reason, cyclopentadiene must formed just before the reaction […]