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Synthesis and structure of “16-electron” rhodium(III) catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of a cyclic imine: mechanistic implications

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Abstract

Significant Rh–NH π-bonding in formally 16-electron (η5-C5Me5)Rh(XNC6H4NX′) (X, X′ = H or Ts) is shown by structural features and by DFT calculations; (η5-C5Me5)Rh(TsNC6H4NH) is the fastest transfer hydrogenation catalyst of the three complexes and generates a formate complex under catalytic conditions.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and structure of “16-electron” rhodium(iii) catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of a cyclic imine: mechanistic implications

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The article was received on 30 Jun 2009, accepted on 15 Sep 2009 and first published on 02 Oct 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B912943J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 6801-6803
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    Synthesis and structure of “16-electron” rhodium(III) catalysts for transfer hydrogenation of a cyclic imine: mechanistic implications

    A. J. Blacker, E. Clot, S. B. Duckett, O. Eisenstein, J. Grace, A. Nova, R. N. Perutz, D. J. Taylor and A. C. Whitwood, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 6801
    DOI: 10.1039/B912943J

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