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Double C−H Activation in a Rh−NHC Complex Leading to the Isolation of a 14-Electron Rh(III) Complex

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posted on 28.04.2004, 00:00 by Reto Dorta, Edwin D. Stevens, Steven P. Nolan
The solvent-dependent interaction of ItBu with a Rh(I)−olefin complex leads to the isolation of two precursors en route to a unique double cyclometalation process. Abstraction of the chloride ligand from the resulting complex enables the isolation of a “bare” 14-electron Rh(III) complex.