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Issue 1, 2014
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Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules

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Abstract

A 2-rhodaoxetane was found to react with unsaturated electrophiles, such as highly electron-deficient acetylene dicarboxylates, CS2 and various aldehydes, to form a series of six-membered metallacycles. These metallacycles were characterized by 1H, 13C and 2D NMR spectroscopic techniques, as well as HRMS and, for one complex, XRD. In some cases, the insertions were found to be reversible.

Graphical abstract: Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules

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The article was received on 17 Sep 2013, accepted on 16 Oct 2013 and first published on 24 Oct 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52569D
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 30-33
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    Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules

    A. N. Desnoyer, A. Dauth, B. O. Patrick and J. A. Love, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 30
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52569D

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