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“Ligand-Consuming” Formation of Rhodium-Hydride Species from [Rh(OH)(cod)]2 Without any Additional Hydride Sources for Catalytic Olefin Isomerizations and Cyclobutene Synthesis

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  • Dr. Ken Motokura,

    1. Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 (Japan)
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  • Kohei Nakayama,

    1. Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Akimitsu Miyaji,

    1. Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 (Japan)
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  • Prof. Toshihide Baba

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 (Japan)
    • Department of Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 Nagatsuta-cho, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 226-8502 (Japan)
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Abstract

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Multiple talents: A coordinatively unsaturated rhodium-hydride (Rh[BOND]H) species is formed from [Rh(OH)(cod)]2 without any additional hydride sources. The formation of the Rh[BOND]H species is confirmed by using 1H NMR analysis and hydride transfer reactions using deuterated olefins. This Rh[BOND]H species displays excellent catalytic performances in the isomerization of olefins.

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