Synthesis and characterization of a recoverable rhodium catalyst with a stimulus sensitive polymer ligand

Wendy J. Shaw, John C. Linehan, Anna Gutowska, David Newell, Tom Bitterwolf, John L. Fulton, Yongsheng Chen, Charles F. Windisch

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We report the synthesis and characterization of a rhodium catalyst attached to a polymer which is designed to control catalyst reactivity in response to an applied stimulus. The catalyst precursor, Rh(Cl)(CO)2(NH 2-polymer), was prepared from poly N-isopropylacrylamide (pNIPAAm) and [Rh(Cl)(CO)2]2. The structure of the metal complex was interrogated using IR, Raman, UV/Vis, NMR and XAFS, and catalytic activity was tested using an aqueous hydrogenation reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)894-896
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2005



  • Recoverable catalysts
  • Rhodium catalysis
  • Stimulus sensitive catalysts
  • Stimulus sensitive polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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