Synthesis of new mer,trans-rhodium(III) hydrido-bis(acetylide) complexes: Structure of mer,trans-[(PMe3)3Rh(C{triple bond, long}C-C6H4-4-NMe2)2H]

Xunjin ZHU, Richard M. Ward, David Albesa-Jové, Judith A.K. Howard, Laurent Porrès, Andrew Beeby, Paul J. Low, Rick W K WONG, Todd B. Marder*

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Terminal alkynes (R-C{triple bond, long}C-H, R = 1-naphthyl, 9-anthryl, 4-Me2N-C6H4-, or the longer analogue, 4-(4-Me2N-C6H4-C{triple bond, long}C-)-C6H4-) react with [Rh(PMe3)4Me] at ambient temperature, with loss of methane and one PMe3 ligand, to form the corresponding mer,trans-[(PMe3)3Rh(C{triple bond, long}CR)2H] compounds in excellent yield. In this preliminary study, the synthesis and spectroscopic characterization of the four new compounds are reported, along with the single-crystal structure of the R = 4-Me2N-C6H4 derivative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2859-2863
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Acetylide
  • Alkynyl
  • Crystal structure
  • Hydride
  • Luminescent


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