Hydrido-Rhodium(I) and -Iridium(I) complex promoted ring-opening isomerization of unsymmetrically substituted methylenecyclopropanes into 1,3-dienes. Structures of intermediates and reaction pathways

Yasushi Nishihara, Chikako Yoda, Kohtaro Osakada

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2-Phenyl-1-methylenecyclopropane and 2,2-diphenyl-1-methylenecyclopropane react with MH(CO)(PPh3)3 (M = Rh, Ir) to produce 1,3-dienes or the intermediate Rh and Ir complexes having a 3-butenyl ligand, depending on the conditions. The structures and chemical properties of the obtained complexes suggest plausible pathways for the ring-opening isomerization of the methylenecyclopropanes to the corresponding dienes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2124-2126
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - May 28 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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