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J Am Chem Soc. 2004 Apr 21;126(15):4792-3.

Facile oxidative addition of N-C and N-H bonds to monovalent rhodium and iridium.

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  • 1Department of Chemistry, Brandeis University, MS015, 415 South Street, Waltham, Massachusetts 02454, USA.


An investigation of room-temperature oxidative addition of N-C and N-H bonds to RhI and IrI in solution and in the solid state is presented. The rigid, product-adapted framework of the pincer bis(ortho-phosphinoaryl)amine (PNP) ligand may contribute to the ease of the N-C and N-H cleavage. The migration of Me from N of the coordinated amine moiety to Rh proceeds with near-zero entropy of activation in solution. In the solid state, this transformation is a crystal-to-crystal reaction, transforming only one of the two independent molecules of (PN(Me)P)RhCl into (PNP)Rh(Me)Cl.

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