Synthesis, structure, and spectroscopy of (thiapentadienyl)rhodium phosphine complexes

John R. Bleeke, Eric S. Wise, Monica Shokeen, Nigam P. Rath

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The reactions of (Cl)Rh(PR 3) 3 (R = Me, Et) with the anionic thiapentadienide reagent lithium 2,3-dimethyl-5-thiapentadienide have been investigated. In each case, the kinetic product exhibits a thiapentadienyl bonding mode in which the sulfur atom is σ-bonded to rhodium; however, ligand rearrangement yields thermodynamic isomers in which the carbon end of the thiapentadienyl chain is σ-bonded to rhodium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-808
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 28 2005


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