Direct synthesis of thermally stable PCP-type rhodium carbenes

Arkadi Vigalok, David Milstein

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Dinitrogen rhodium(I) complexes with bis-chelating diphosphine ligands are shown to be robust precursors toward Rh carbene complexes. While the Rh aryl N2 complex 1 reacts with phenyldiazomethane, giving the phenylcarbene complex 2, the Rh alkyl N2 precursor 3 reacts with 2 equiv of phenyldiazomethane to yield the Rh vinyl carbene complex 5. The more stable diphenyldiazomethane does not form carbene complexes under similar conditions, giving instead the stable diazomethane complex 10.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2061-2064
Number of pages4
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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