Tuning the fluorous partition coefficients of organometallic complexes. The synthesis and characterization of [η5-C5H4CH2CH 2(CF2)9CF3]Rh(CO)L (L=CO.

Veronica Herrera, Peter J.F. De Rege, István T. Horváth, Trang Le Husebo, Russell P. Hughes

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5-C5H4(CH2CH 2(CF2)9CF3]Rh(CO)L (L=CO (1) or P[CH2CH2(CF2)5CF3] 3 (2)) and Cl2Ni{P[CH2CH2(CF2) 5CF3]3}2 (3) were prepared and characterized. The fluorous partition coefficients (PFBS= cFluorous phase/ cOther phase) of 1 (PFBS=0.8), 2 (PFBS=29), and 3 (PFBS=83) for the c-C6F11CF3/toluene fluorous biphase system (FBS) show that PFBS can be increased significantly by increasing the number of perfluoroalkyl groups attached to the ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-199
Number of pages3
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998



  • Fluorous complexes
  • Fluorous partition
  • Nickel complexes
  • Rhodium complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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