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Synthesis of the First Methylidyne-Rhodium Cluster by Proton-Induced H2/CH4-Elimination from a μ-Methylene Complex

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  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang A. Herrmann,

    1. Institut für Chemie der Universität, Universitätsstrasse 31, D-8400 Regensburg 1 (Germany)
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Johann Plank,

    1. Institut für Chemie der Universität, Universitätsstrasse 31, D-8400 Regensburg 1 (Germany)
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  • Dipl.-Chem. Ernst Guggolz,

    1. Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Manfred L. Ziegler

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    1. Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
    • Anorganisch-chemisches Institut der Universität, Im Neuenheimer Feld 270, D-6900 Heidelberg 1 (Germany)
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  • Transition Metal Methylene Complexes, Part 11. This work is being supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, Hoechst AG, and Degussa Hanau.—Part 10: W. A. Herrmann, J. Plank, I. Bernal, M. Creswick, Z. Naturforsch. B 35, 680 (1980).

Abstract

The transformation of a μ-methylene-dirhodium complex into a μ3-methylidyne-trirhodium complex (X-ray structure analysis) has been accomplished in reaction (1)(3). The first step is protonation of (1) to form the (isolable) μ-hydrido complex (2).

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