Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 562-569

Oxidation of (1-hydroxyethyl)ferrocene with bis(triphenylsilyl) chromate

Jaroslav Holeček, Karel Handlíř and Milan Nádvorník

Department of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, 532 10 Pardubice


Stoichiometry and kinetics have been studied of the oxidation of (1-hydroxyethyl)ferrocene with bis(triphenylsilyl) chromate in benzene solutions at 20-45°C. The two compounds react at a molar ratio 1 : 1 to give acetylferrocene, a compound of Cr(IV) and mixture of triphenylsilanol with hexaphenyldisiloxane. A reaction mechanism is suggested and discussed.