Template Polymerization of Rhodium(I) with Rigid Bent Diisocyanide Ligands


  • This work was supported by K. F. A. and N. R. C. D.


Two-dimensional polymeric networks of the type [Rh(Bridge)math image Cl]n are present in the green polycrystalline material obtained from [Rh(CO)2Cl]2 and bridging ligands such as 1,3-diisocyanobenzene and 4,4′-diisocyanodiphenylmethane. These bidentate ligands cannot form chelates. Information about the structure of the polymers was derived from X-ray powder diagrams.