C-H rather than O-H activation: Synthesis and molecular structure of a cationic cis-hydrido-σ-acetylide complex of rhodium

Todd B. Marder, David Zargarian, Joseph C. Calabrese, Thomas H. Herskovitz, David Milstein

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Terminal alkynes, including those with acidic O-H groups, react with [Rh(PMe3)4]Cl in tetrahydrofuran (THF) or in water yielding cis-hydrido-σ-acetylide complexes via C-H activation; the molecular structure of cis-[Rh(PMe3)4(H)(C≡C-CH 2OH)]Cl has been determined by X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1484-1485
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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  • Molecular Medicine

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