Formation of flexible 52-membered tetranuclear metallacycles via a molecular square formed from a hemilabile ligand was studied. A tetranuclear rhodium complex was synthesized by reaction of N,N′-dimethyl-N,N′-bis-[2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl]-1,4-phenyle nediamine with a Rh(I) source. Results showed that the complex can be reacted with small molecules that selectively break the N-Rh links to afford flexible, 52-membered tetranuclear macrocycles.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry