cis-Hydridoacylrhodium(III) Complexes Not Stabilized by Chelation. Reductive Elimination and Decarbonylation

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Stable cis-hydrldoacylrhodlum complexes, cis-HRh(COR)(PMe3)3Cl (R = Me, Ph, 4-C6H4F, OMe), are obtained by oxidative addition of RCHO to RhCl (PMe3)3 (1). Upon heating, these complexes undergo competing intramolecular reductive elimination of the aldehyde and decarbonylation to the alkane; the former process prevails if RCHO is removed as formed. Both these processes proceed from a common unsaturated intermediate, formation of which is probably rate determining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1549-1551
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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