Thermodynamic studies of the addition of N2, C2H4, and alkynes to [Rh(PiPr3)2Cl]2

Kun Wang, Alan S Goldman, Chunbang Li, Steven P. Nolan

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[Rh(PiPr3)2Cl]2 reacts with various small molecules L′ to give complexes Rh(PiPr3)2ClL′. The enthalpy of this reaction has been determined calorimetrically and/or by equilibrium methods for L′ = N2, C2H4, diphenylacetylene, and 2-butyne. These values, in combination with the previously determined lower limit for the [Rh(PiPr3)2Cl]2 bridge strength, afford lower limits of the Rh-L′ BDE's; the lower limits are probably only slightly less than the actual BDE's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4010-4013
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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