[Rh(η4-((η5-C5H4)OCH2CH2P(C6H5)2)2Fe)]BF4: An Olefin Hydrogenation Catalyst and the First Rhodium(I) cis-Phosphine—cis-Ether Complex Characterized by Single-Crystal X-ray Diffraction Methods

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

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Abstract

The synthesis, reactivity, and characterization of [Rh(η4-((η5-C5H4)OCH2CH2P(C6H5)2)2Fe)]BF4 (1) is reported. Compound 1 is the first example of a crystallographically characterized Rh(I) complex with a ligand array comprised exclusively of phosphine–ether moieties. The labile ethers in 1 render it susceptible to a variety of ligand substitution reactions and make it an olefin hydrogenation catalyst even in weakly coordinating solvents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2928-2930
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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