Metal Carbonyl Complexes of Sapphyrins

Anthony K. Burrell, Jonathan L. Sessler*, Michael J. Cyr, Ellen McGhee, James A Ibers

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Mono‐ and binuclear Rh and Ir complexes are easily obtained by reaction of sapphyrins with [{RhCl(CO)2}2] and/or [IrCl(CO)2(py)]. In these binuclear complexes (e.g., 1), the two [M(CO)2] fragments are no different sides of the ruffled 22 π‐electron ligands. Complex 1 catayzes the hydrogenation of cyclohexenes. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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