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.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry