We thank the EPSRC and the Royal Society for funding and Dr. Anneke Lubben for help acquiring the ESI-MS spectrum.
[Rh7(PiPr3)6H18][BArF4]2: A Molecular Rh(111) Surface Decorated with 18 Hydrogen Atoms†
Article first published online: 6 SEP 2007
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 46, Issue 41, pages 7844–7848, October 15, 2007
How to Cite
Brayshaw, Simon K., Green, Jennifer C., Edge, R., McInnes, Eric J. L., Raithby, Paul R., Warren, John E. and Weller, Andrew S. (2007), [Rh7(PiPr3)6H18][BArF4]2: A Molecular Rh(111) Surface Decorated with 18 Hydrogen Atoms. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46: 7844–7848. doi: 10.1002/anie.200703069
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 6 SEP 2007
- Manuscript Received: 10 JUL 2007
- Royal Society
- cluster compounds;
- density functional calculations;
- hydride ligands;
Heptarhodium wagon wheel [Rh7(PiPr3)6H18][BArF4]2 (shown), which resembles a planar Rh(111) surface with 18 hydride ligands, was obtained together with [Rh8(PiPr3)6H16][BArF4]2 from the reaction of [Rh(PiPr3)2(nbd)][BArF4] and [Rh(nbd)2][BArF4] with hydrogen (ArF=C6H3(CF3)2, nbd=norbornadiene). Some of the H ligands are located in threefold hollows between Rh centers and thus mimic the orientation of atomic hydrogen adsorbed on Rh(111).