Received 13 November 2012
The title complex, [Fe2(C5H5)2(C18H20O)], formed by dehydration of 1-ferrocenylbut-3-en-1-ol, crystallizes as a racemic compound. The central C-O-C fragment, in which the C atoms are the chiral centers, is characterized by an angle of 116.26 (10)° at the O atom. One ferrocene group shows a staggered conformation whereas the other shows an eclipsed conformation.
For general information on ferrocenyl ethers, see: Ferguson et al. (1996); Matkovic-Calogovic et al. (1993); Gasser et al. (2007). For applications of dinuclear ferrocenyl derivatives, see: Gao et al. (2011); Locke et al. (2001).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; 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: BH2465 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20874068), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (No. BK2009584) and the Undergraduate Innovating Experimentation Project of Soochow University (No. 5731510110).
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