Synthesis, structure, and isomerization of alkoxycarbonyl(chloro)(cyano) rhodium(III) complexes, mer-[RhCl(CO2R)(CN)(PMe3) 3] (R= Me, Et, nPr, iPr, nBu, and Bn), through CC bond cleavage of cyanoformates

Yasuhiro Okuda, Takeru Okamoto, Arisa Yamamoto, Jing Li, Kiyohiko Nakajima, Yasushi Nishihara

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Abstract

Alkoxycarbonyl(chloro)(cyano)rhodium(III) complexes mer-[RhCl(CO 2R)(CN)(PMe3)3] (1: R= Me; 2: R= Et; 3: R = nPr; 4: R = iPr; 5: R = nBu; 6: R = Bn) are prepared via oxidative addition of the corresponding cyanoformates to [RhCl(PMe3)3], derived in situ from [RhCl(cod)]2 and three equivalents of PMe3 in toluene at 70 °C, and their structures are characterized using NMR (1H, 13C{1H}, and 31P{1H}) and X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-419
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Chemistry(all)

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