The [Rh((S,S)-BDPP)2]+ (1) cation, where BDPP (-)-(2S,4S)-2,4-bix(diphenylphosphino)pentane, has been synthesized and fully characterized by spectroscopy and by an X-ray diffraction study of the solvated chloride salt. The coordination about Rh is slightly distorted square planar and the six-membered chelate rings adopt skew conformation. Oxidative addition of HCl to 1 yields the trans-chlorohydrido derivative (2). In the octahedral complex the six-membered chelate rings have the chair conformation, as evidenced by 1H, 13C and 31P NMR spectroscopy.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry