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1,2-Rearrangements of β-Nitrogen-Substituted (Porphyrinato)rhodium(III) Ethyls

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posted on 2005-05-23, 00:00 authored by Siu Kwan Yeung, Kin Shing Chan
(Porphyrinato)rhodium(III) ethyls containing β-nitrogen substituents have been showed to undergo clean, thermal 1,2-rearrangements into the α-nitrogen-substituted rhodium ethyls. The rates and the equilibrium positions were found to be dependent on the electronic nature of the N substituents. Complexes 1a3a were characterized by X-ray crystallography.