Ferrocenylmethylnucleobases Synthesis, DFT Calculations, Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Characterization

Three ferrocenylmethylnucleobases (FcMeNb) were synthesized and characterized by cyclic voltammetry, electronic absorption, FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy. The energy of frontier molecular orbitals was determined using DFT/B3LYP method combined with 6-311++G(d,p) basis set in acetonitrile. The lower standard rate constant values of the FcMeNb compounds as compared to ferrocene indicated slower electron transfer kinetics.

Research on Biodegradation of Epoxy-Polyurethane Composites Filled with Ferrocene in the Model Biological Medium

The influence of model biological medium on the properties and structure of epoxy-polyurethane (EPU) ferrocene compositions has been investigated by physical-mechanical IR-spectroscopic and X-ray methods. It has been established that the EPU compositions biodegrade most intensively after 1 month of incubation, accompanied by a decline in strength at 80–92 % break.