Activation of dichloromethane by basic rhodium(I) and iridium(I) phosphine complexes. Synthesis and structures of fac-[Rh(PMe3) 3Cl2(CH2PMe3)]Cl·CH 2Cl2 and trans-[Rh(Me2PCH2CH 2PMe2)2Cl(CH2Cl)]Cl

Todd B. Marder, William C. Fultz, Joseph C. Calabrese, Richard L. Harlow, David Milstein

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Sixteen-electron RhI complexes of basic phosphines react with CH2Cl2 yielding either RhCH2Cl or RhCH 2PMe3 complexes; an example of each has been structurally characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1545
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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