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Keywords:

  • alkene ligands;
  • macromolecular hybrids;
  • organometallic nanoparticles;
  • polymers;
  • rhodium
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Organometallic nanoparticles can be prepared by intramolecular cross-linking of polycyclooctadiene with [{RhCl(C2H4)2}2]. In their Communication on page 5767 ff., N. G. Lemcoff et al. describe the controllability of the nanoparticle size through the amount of rhodium added. Furthermore, the parent polymer can be regenerated through the addition of a phosphine aldehyde derivative, thus proving the accessibility and reactivity of the imbedded metal.