A Redox‐Switchable Hemilabile Ligand: Electrochemical Control of the Coordination Environment of a RhI Complex

Elizabeth T. Singewald, Chad A Mirkin*, Charlotte L. Stern

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Abstract

Electrochemical control over the ligand sphere of transition metals is achieved with a new class of redox‐switchable hemilabile ligands (RHL). Electrochemical oxidation of the RHLRh1 complex 1 results in a dimerization to 2. In solution at low concentrations, 1 is the dominant species, while at higher concentrations and in the solid state, the reduced form of 2 (= 2 + 4e) is favored. Fc = ferrocenyl; the counterion is BF 4−. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1624-1627
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume34
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 1995

Keywords

  • complexes with phosphorus ligands
  • electrochemistry
  • rhodium compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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