Synthesis and molecular structures of a rhoda-lactone and its alkylation product; insertion of a pendant alkyne into a rhodium-hydrogen bond

Todd B. Marder, Dominic M T Chan, William C. Fultz, David Milstein

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Reaction of [(PMe3)3RhCl] with pent-4-ynoic acid yields the novel exocyclic methylene-substituted rhoda-lactone [(PMe 3)3ClRh-C(=CH2)CH2CH 2C(=O)O], which reacts with Me3O+BF 4- to give [(PMe3)3ClRh-C(=CH 2)CH2CH2C(OMe)=O]BF4; both complexes have been structurally characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)996-998
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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