Experimental Study of Reductive Elimination of H2 from Rhodium Hydride Species
datasetposted on 2012-04-23, 00:00 authored by Daisuke Inoki, Takahiro Matsumoto, Hidetaka Nakai, Seiji Ogo
A RhIII monohydride terpyridine complex undergoes reductive elimination of H2 in CH3CN to form a dinuclear RhII complex with a metal–metal bond. Kinetic studies have revealed that the conversion from the monohydride species to the dinuclear species with evolution of H2 obeys first-order kinetics and have determined the kinetic deuterium isotope effect value to be 2.0. We discuss the mechanism for the reductive elimination of H2 from rhodium hydride species.