Ligand-controlled chemoselectivity in the classical oxidative addition reactions of MeI and aldehydes to rhodium(I) complexes

Roman Goikhman, David Milstein

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The strikingly different reactivity of similar complexes of the type [PnRhX] is strongly dependent on the number and nature of the trialkylphosphane (P) and of the anionic ligand (X), and can be selectively directed to the oxidative addition of either aldehydes or MeI [Eqs. (1) and (2)].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1122
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 14 2001



  • Aldehydes
  • Chemoselectivity
  • Oxidative addition
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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