Received 29 June 2011
In the title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C15H11N2O)], the cyclopentadienyl rings are essentially eclipsed, and the dihedral angle between the cyclopentadienyl ring planes is 0.632 (10)°. The Fe atom is slightly closer to the substituted cyclopentadienyl ring, with an Fe-centroid distance of 1.6374 (3) Å [1.6494 (3) Å for the unsubstituted ring]. The amide group is essentially coplanar with the substituted cyclopentadienyl ring, with an N-C(O)-C-C torsion angle of 2.3 (3)°.
For background to the chemical, stereochemical and electrochemical properties of ferrocene, see: Togni & Hayashi (1995). Ferrocene has been extensively incorporated into larger compounds in order to take advantage of these properties, see: Abd-El-Aziz & Manners (2007); Fang et al. (2001); Mata et al. (2001). For our research on ferrocenyl derivatives and their metal complexes, see: Li et al. (2008, 2009).
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2000); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: FJ2441 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Foundation of Henan Educational Committee (2011B150001) and the Foundation of Henan University of Urban Construction (2010JYB007).
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