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Coupling dirhodium units through terpyridine bridges: synthesis and structure of a novel molecular rectangle

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Abstract

The cation [Rh2(μ-O2CMe)2(MeCN)6]2+ reacts with the bis-terpyridine ligand 2,3,5,6-tetra-2-pyridylpyrazine (tppz) to yield the reduced compound [Rh4(μ-O2CMe)2(tppz)2(MeOH)4]4+ whose structure is that of molecular rectangle with edges defined by short Rh–Rh and long Rh–tppz–Rh units.

Graphical abstract: Coupling dirhodium units through terpyridine bridges: synthesis and structure of a novel molecular rectangle

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Submitted
20 Aug 2002
Accepted
06 Sep 2002
First published
01 Oct 2002

Chem. Commun., 2002, 2536-2537
Article type
Communication

Coupling dirhodium units through terpyridine bridges: synthesis and structure of a novel molecular rectangle

J. K. Bera, C. S. Campos-Fernández, C. Rodolphe and K. R. Dunbar, Chem. Commun., 2002, 2536
DOI: 10.1039/B208164B

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