Preparation of some dinuclear rhodium complexes with the orthometallated ligand [2,6-(PPh2CH2)2C6H3]-and their catalytic activity for polymerization of phenylacetylene

Junzhi Yao, Wing Tak Wong, Guochen Jia

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Reaction of 1,3-(PPh2CH2)2C6H4(PCHP) with [RhCl(COD)]2in isopropanol produced a mixture of dinuclear complexes [RhCl(COD)]2(μ2-PCHP), RhH(PCP)(μ-Cl)2Rh(COD), and [RhHCl(PCP)]2(μ2-PCHP). Reaction of RhH(PCP)(μ-Cl)2Rh(COD) with CCl4produced RhCl(PCP)(μ-Cl)2Rh(COD). The solid-state structure of the latter complex has been characterized by X-ray diffraction. With the exception of [RhHCl(PCP)]2(μ2-PCHP), all the dinuclear complexes in THF are catalytically active for the polymerization of phenylacetylene.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-234
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Orthometallation
  • Phosphine
  • Polymerization acetylene
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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