Generalized Synthesis of cis- and trans-Dioxorhenium(V) (Bi)pyridyl Complexes

M. S. Ram, Joseph T Hupp*

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Efficient new synthetic routes to trans-(O)2Re(py-X)2(py-Y)2+ and cis-(O)2Re(bpy-Y2)(py-X)2+ complexes have been devised (py = pyridine; bpy = 2,2′-biρyridine). The new routes make use of labile cis-(O)2Re(py-X)2(I) species as preparative intermediates. The most useful new features of the synthetic chemistry are (1) the ability to prepare trans species containing electron-withdrawing substituents, (2) the ability to prepare mixed-ligand trans-dioxorhenium species, and (3) generalization of the cis-dioxorhenium preparation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-133
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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