Structure elucidation and DFT-study on substrate-selective formation of chalcones containing ferrocene and phenothiazine units. Study on ferrocenes, Part 17

Tamás Lovász, György Túrós, Luiza Gǎinǎ, Antal Csámpai, Dávid Frigyes, Balázs Fábián, Ioan A. Silberg, Pál Sohár

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By means of base-catalysed condensation of 1-acyl-/1,1′- diacylferrocenes (acylformyl or acetyl) with 3-formyl- and 3,7- diacetylphenothiazines a series of novel mono- and bis-chalcones were prepared. The enhanced reactivity of the enolate anions of the mono-chalcone intermediates relative to that of the enolates of the corresponding diacetyl-substituted precursor was interpreted by the electron-releasing effect of the ferrocenyl- or phenothiazinyl group present in the β position of the enone subunit. The structures of the novel products were evidenced by IR, 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy including 2D-COSY, 2D-HSQC and 2D-HMBC measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-108
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2005



  • DFT calculations
  • Ferrocene
  • Nucleophilicity
  • Phenothiazine
  • Structure elucidation by IR and NMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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