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Crystal structures of the solvates trans-[RhCl2(MeOH){C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]. 0.41CH2Cl2 and trans-[RhCl2(EtOH){C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]. H2O. Factors influencing the reactions of C6H4-1,3-(CH2PR2)2 with RhCl3

CROSS, R J and KENNEDY, A R and MANOJLOVICMUIR, L and MUIR, K W (1995) Crystal structures of the solvates trans-[RhCl2(MeOH){C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]. 0.41CH2Cl2 and trans-[RhCl2(EtOH){C6H3-2,6-(CH2PCy2)2}]. H2O. Factors influencing the reactions of C6H4-1,3-(CH2PR2)2 with RhCl3. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 493 (1-2). pp. 243-249. ISSN 0022-328X

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Abstract

The terdentate ligands C6H3-2,6-(CH(2)PCy(2))(2) (PCP: Cy = cyclohexyl) in the octahedral solvento complexes trans-[RhCl2(MeOH)(PCP)] and trans-[RhCl2(EtOH)(PCP)] adopt conformations which minimise the interactions between the sterically demanding Cy groups and the trans chlorides. Comparison of these structures with those of related molecules, including square-pyramidal and square-planar species, suggests an explanation for the different structural types obtained as products from reactions of RhCl3.3H(2)O and various ligands C6H4-1,3-(CH(2)ER(2))(2) with E = N or P.