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Synthesis, spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemistry of chlorocarbonyl {1,2-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imino]-acenaphthene-kappa(2)-N,N '}rhodium (I)

Mahabiersing, T., Luyten, H., Nieuwendam, R. C. and Hartl, F. (2003) Synthesis, spectroscopy and spectroelectrochemistry of chlorocarbonyl {1,2-bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenyl)imino]-acenaphthene-kappa(2)-N,N '}rhodium (I). Collection of Czechoslovak Chemical Communications, 68 (9). pp. 1687-1709. ISSN 0010-0765

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1135/cccc20031687


Reaction of the dinuclear complex [{Rh(CO)(2)}(2) (mu-Cl)(2)]with an alpha-diimine ligand, 1,2- bis[(2,6-diisopropylphenyl) imino] acenaphthene (iPr(2)Ph-bian), produces square-planar [RhCl(CO)(iPr(2)Ph-bian)]. For the first time, 2: 1 and 1: 1 alpha-diimine/dimer reactions yielded the same product. The rigidity of iPr(2)Ph-bian together with its flexible electronic properties and steric requirements of the 2,6-diisopropyl substituents on the benzene rings allow rapid closure of a chelate bond and replacement of a CO ligand instead of chloride. A resonance Raman study of [RhCl(CO)(iPr(2)Ph-bian)] has revealed a predominant Rh-to-bian charge transfer (MLCT) character of electronic transitions in the visible spectral region. The stabilisation of [RhCl(CO)(iPr(2)Ph-bian)] in lower oxidation states by the pi-acceptor iPr(2)Ph-bian ligand was investigated in situ by UV-VIS, IR and EPR spectroelectrochemistry at variable temperatures. The construction of the novel UV-VIS-NIR-IR low-temperature OTTLE cell used in these studies is described in the last part of the paper.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:17305
Publisher:Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

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