Synthesis and stereochemical studies of rhodium complexes with (-)-(2S,4S)-2,4-bis(diphenylphosphino)pentane

J. Bakos, I. Tóth, G. Szalontai, V. Fülöp, B. Heil

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-111
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 18 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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