Reaction of the ethyl-aromatic phosphine 1 with PhRh(PPh3) 3 results in C-H activation, yielding complex 2, which upon treatment with H2 undergoes selective cleavage of the sp2-sp 3 hybridized C-C bond forming ethane and complex 3; Ar-C cleavage is also observed upon reaction of 1 with H2 and [RhCl(C 8H14)2]2.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Medicine