Molecular structure and optical nonlinearity of 1,8-bis(ferrocenyl)-3-t- butyl-oct-3-ene-1,5,7-triyne

Shaobin Miao, Qian Feng Zhang, Wa Hung Leung

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Interaction of 1,8-bis(ferrocenyl)-octatetrayne 1 with one equiv. of t-butyl lithium followed by treatment with water gave 1,8-bis(ferrocenyl)-3-t- butyl-oct-3-ene-1,5,7-triyne 2. The solid-state structure of 2, containing a bent carbon chain between two ferrocenes, has been determined. The nonlinear optical properties of 2 were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-715
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Research
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Crystal structures
  • Enynes
  • Ferrocenes
  • Optical nonlinearity
  • Polyynes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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