Bond catastrophes in rhodium complexes : experimental charge-density studies of [Rh(C7H8)(PtBu3)Cl] and [Rh(C7H8)(PCy3)Cl]
Sparkes, Hazel A., Chaplin, Adrian B., Weller, Andrew S. and Howard, J. A. K.. (2010) Bond catastrophes in rhodium complexes : experimental charge-density studies of [Rh(C7H8)(PtBu3)Cl] and [Rh(C7H8)(PCy3)Cl]. Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Science, Vol.66 (No.5). pp. 503-514. ISSN 0108-7681Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1107/S0108768110031496
Rhodium complexes have potential uses in both catalysis and promoting the cleavage of C-C bonds. In order to further our understanding of these species and their potential applications, it is vital to obtain insight into the bonding within the species, particularly the Rh-C interactions, and to this end experimental charge-density studies have been undertaken on the title complexes. High-resolution single-crystal datasets to sin theta/lambda = 1.06 angstrom(-1) were obtained at 100 K and analysed using Bader's 'Atoms in Molecules' (AIM) approach. The results of the studies have provided unique insights into the bonding involving rhodium and highlight the importance of undertaking such investigations for transition metal compounds.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Rhodium, Catalysis, Transition metal complexes, Chemical bonds, Carbon|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acta Crystallographica. Section B: Structural Science|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.|
|Official Date:||October 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 503-514|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
|Grant number:||EP/E048994/1 (EPSRC)|
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