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Oligomeric ferrocene rings

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Chemistry, June 2016
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Oligomeric ferrocene rings
Published in
Nature Chemistry, June 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


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 1%
Spain 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 129 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 38 28%
Researcher 24 18%
Student > Master 15 11%
Student > Bachelor 12 9%
Professor 8 6%
Other 20 15%
Unknown 17 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 94 70%
Physics and Astronomy 7 5%
Engineering 3 2%
Materials Science 3 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 <1%
Other 2 1%
Unknown 24 18%

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