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ERIC Number: EJ1062339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
An Advanced Organometallic Lab Experiment with Biological Implications: Synthesis and Characterization of Fe[subscript 2](µ-S[subscript 2])(C0)[subscript 6]
Barrett, Jacob; Spentzos, Ariana; Works, Carmen
Journal of Chemical Education, v92 n4 p719-722 Apr 2015
The organometallic complex Fe[subscript 2](µ-S[subscript 2])(CO)[subscript 6] has interesting biological implications. The concepts of bio-organometallic chemistry are rarely discussed at the undergraduate level, but this experiment can start such a conversation and, in addition, teach valuable synthetic techniques. The lab experiment takes a total of five, 3-h lab periods and includes synthesis, purification, and characterization of the title molecule. The synthesis is done using standard Schlenk line techniques, but the product is air stable, which allows for standard benchtop purification. The compound is characterized using UV-vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, [superscript 13]C NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: CHE 1057808|CHE 1126482