Alkane dehydrogenation catalyzed by rhodium(I) phosphine complexes: Observation of the stoichiometric alkane-to-rhodium hydrogen-transfer step

Kuo Chen Shih, Alan S Goldman

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RhL2Cl (L = PiPr3) is found to dehydrogenate cyclooctane to give H2RhL2Cl and cyclooctene; this represents the first observation of the key hydrogen-transfer step proposed for related, catalytic alkane transfer-dehydrogenation systems. Using norbornene as a hydrogen acceptor, transfer-dehydrogenation is catalyzed but turnover numbers are low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3390-3392
Number of pages3
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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