Catalytic selective cleavage of a strong C-C single bond by rhodium in solution

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Reaction of [RhCl(C8H14)2]2 with an excess of the diphosphine 1,3-bis(diisopropylphosphinomethylene)mesitylene 1 in dioxane under mild H2 pressure (25 psi) or with an excess of HSi(OEt)3 results in catalytic selective cleavage of a strong C-C single bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-688
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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