Synthesis, structure determination and catalytic activity of (+)-cis-[dicarbonyl-μ-chloro-μ-[5β-methyl-2α-(1-methylethyl)cyclohexanethiolato]]-bis[tris(1,1-dimethylethyl)arsine]dirhodium

Herbert Schumann*, Boris Gorella, Moris Eisen, Jochanan Blum

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The title compound 5, which is the first dirhodium complex to contain both arsenic and a chiral substituent, has been synthesized from [Rh(CO)2]2(μ-Cl)2, As(tBu)3 and (+)-(neomenthanethio)trimethylsilane. The complex was found to catalyze the hydrogenation of methyl N-acetamidocinnamate, albeit with low enantioselectivity. X-Ray diffraction studies revealed that 5 exists in the crystal as a pair of epimers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-258
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 16 Jul 1991
Externally publishedYes


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