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Rhodium-hydrido-benzylamine-triphenylphosphine complexes: Solid-state and solution structures and implications in catalyzed imine hydrogenation

TitleRhodium-hydrido-benzylamine-triphenylphosphine complexes: Solid-state and solution structures and implications in catalyzed imine hydrogenation
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsMarcazzan, P, Patrick, BO, James, BR
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume43
Pagination6838-6841
Date PublishedOct
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number0020-1669
KeywordsCATIONIC COMPLEXES, CRYSTAL, DIHYDRIDO COMPLEXES, LIGANDS, metals, X-RAY
Abstract

The complexes cis, trans, cis-[Rh(H)(2)(PPh3)(2)(NH2CH2Ph)(2)]PF6 (1) and cis-[Rh(PPh3)(2)(NH2CH2Ph)(2)]PF6 (2) are characterized by X-ray crystallography; the structures are maintained in CH2Cl2 where the species are in equilibrium under H-2. In MeOH and in acetone, loss of amine and/or H-2 can occur. Traces of 1 and 2 are present after a Rh-catalyzed H-2-hydrogenation of PhCH=NCH2Ph in MeOH, where the amine is generated by hydrolysis of the imine substrate through adventitious water. The findings are relevant to catalyst poisoning in the catalytic process.

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