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Rhodium(II) dimers without metal–metal bonds

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Oxidation of (MeBDI)Rh(cyclooctene) (MeBDI = [2,6-Me2C6H3NCMe]2CH) with Br2 or I2 produces paramagnetic halide-bridged RhII dimers [(MeBDI)Rh]2(μ-X)2 without a direct Rh–Rh bond. Steric factors are proposed to play a key role in preventing the formation of Rh–Rh bonded alternative structures.

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The article was received on 11 Jun 2015, accepted on 26 Jun 2015 and first published on 26 Jun 2015

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02218E
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2015,44, 13460-13463
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    Rhodium(II) dimers without metal–metal bonds

    D. Zhu, A. Z. Sharma, C. R. Wiebe and P. H. M. Budzelaar, Dalton Trans., 2015, 44, 13460
    DOI: 10.1039/C5DT02218E

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