Synthesis and characterization of rhodium-aluminum heterobimetallic complexes tethered by a 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)-2-propanoxy group


We demonstrate the synthesis and characterization of a new class of late transition metal-aluminum heterobimetallic complexes. A bridging ligand which both chelates the transition metal and binds the aluminum via an alkoxide was employed to impart stability to the bimetallic system. Novel rhodium-aluminum heterobimetallic complexes Rh(DPPE)(DPPP-O-AliBu2Cl) and Rh(DPPP-O-AliBu2)(DPPP-O-AliBu2Cl) are synthesized and spectroscopically characterized.

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Dalton Transactions