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Oligomeric ferrocene rings

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Chemistry, September 2016
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Oligomeric ferrocene rings
Published in
Nature Chemistry, September 2016
DOI 10.1038/nchem.2553
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Michael S. Inkpen, Stefan Scheerer, Michael Linseis, Andrew J.P. White, Rainer F. Winter, Tim Albrecht, Nicholas J. Long, Inkpen, Michael S, Scheerer, Stefan, Linseis, Michael, White, Andrew J P, Winter, Rainer F, Albrecht, Tim, Long, Nicholas J, Andrew J. P. White


Cyclic oligomers comprising strongly interacting redox-active monomer units represent an unknown, yet highly desirable class of nanoscale materials. Here we describe the synthesis and properties of the first family of molecules belonging to this compound category-differently sized rings comprising only 1,1'-disubstituted ferrocene units (cyclo[n], n = 5-7, 9). Due to the close proximity and connectivity of centres (covalent Cp-Cp linkages; Cp = cyclopentadienyl) solution voltammograms exhibit well-resolved, separated 1e(-) waves. Theoretical interrogations into correlations based on ring size and charge state are facilitated using values of the equilibrium potentials of these transitions, as well as their relative spacing. As the interaction free energies between the redox centres scale linearly with overall ring charge and in conjunction with fast intramolecular electron transfer (∼10(7) s(-1)), these molecules can be considered as uniformly charged nanorings (diameter ∼1-2 nm).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 2%
Mexico 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 87 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 29%
Researcher 23 25%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 6%
Unspecified 6 6%
Other 20 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 70 75%
Physics and Astronomy 10 11%
Unspecified 8 9%
Engineering 2 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Other 2 2%

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