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Synthesis of highly fluorinated arene complexes of [Rh(chelating phosphine)]+ cations, and their use in synthesis and catalysis

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JournalChemistry : A European Journal
DateAccepted/In press - 19 Nov 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 20 Nov 2019
Number of pages8
Early online date20/11/19
Original languageEnglish


The synthesis of rhodium complexes with weakly binding highly fluorinated benzene ligands is described: 1,2,3-F3C6H3, 1,2,3,4-F4C6H2 and 1,2,3,4,5-F5C6H are shown to bind with cationic [Rh(Cy2P(CH2)xPCy2)]+ fragments (x=1, 2). Their structures and reactivity with alkenes, and use in catalysis for promoting the Tishchenko reaction of a simple aldehyde, are demonstrated. Key to the synthesis of these complexes is the highly concentrated reaction conditions and use of the [Al{OC(CF3)3}4] anion.

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    Research areas

  • catalysis, fluoroarene, phosphine, rhodium, x-ray

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