Cooperative catalysis: Large rate enhancements with bimetallic rhodium complexes

Sandra W S Choy, Michael J. Page, Mohan Bhadbhade, Barbara A. Messerle*

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A large increase in reaction rate was observed for the catalyzed mono- and dihydroalkoxylation of alkynes when structurally constrained bimetallic Rh(I) catalysts with imidazolyl-imine ligands were compared to their monometallic analogues. The "cooperative" enhancement was vastly improved by restricting the conformational freedom of the bimetallic structure and minimizing the intermetallic Rh···Rh distance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4726-4729
Number of pages4
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2013
Externally publishedYes


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