3D model (JSmol)
|Melting point||88 to 89 °C (190 to 192 °F; 361 to 362 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|(what is ?)|
(Benzylideneacetone)iron tricarbonyl is the organoiron compound with the formula (C6H5CH=CHC(O)CH3)Fe(CO)3. It is a reagent for transferring the Fe(CO)3 unit. This red-colored compound is commonly abbreviated (bda)Fe(CO)3.
(bda)Fe(CO)3 is an example of a comnplex of an η2-ketone. It is a piano stool complex. The compound is characterized by IR bands at 2065, 2005, and 1985 cm−1 (cyclohexane solution), the three bands being indicative of the low symmetry of the complex, which is chiral.
Another popular source of Fe(CO)3 is Fe2(CO)9. Alternatively, Fe(CO)3(cyclooctene)2 is highly reactive, the trade-off being that it is thermally sensitive. Imine derivatives of cinnamaldehyde, e.g. C6H5CH=CHC(H)=NC6H5, also form conveniently reactive Fe(CO)3 adducts, which have been shown to be superior in some ways to (bda)Fe(CO)3.