|Title||Ring expansion of a 2-rhodaoxetane: insertion chemistry with unsaturated molecules|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Desnoyer, AN, Dauth, A, Patrick, BO, Love, JA|
A 2-rhodaoxetane was found to react with unsaturated electrophiles, such as highly electron-deficient acetylene dicarboxylates, CS2 and various aldehydes, to form a series of six-membered metallacycles. These metallacycles were characterized by H-1, C-13 and 2D NMR spectroscopic techniques, as well as HRMS and, for one complex, XRD. In some cases, the insertions were found to be reversible.