Preparation and catalytic hydrogenation properties of some rhodium and ruthenium complexes with chiral tridentate phosphine ligands (S,S)-PhP(CH2CHMeCH2PPh2)2 and (S)-Ph2PCH2CH(PPh2)CH2CH 2PPh2)

Hon Man Lee, Chuluo Yang, Guochen Jia

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Treatment of RhCl(ttp*) (ttp*=(S,S)-PhP(CH2CHMeCH2PPh2) 2) with NaBH4 produced Rh(BH4)(ttp*). The reaction of RuCl2(ttp*) with NaBH4 produced RuH(BH4)(ttp*). The complexes RhCl(ttp*), RuCl2(ttp*), Rh(BH4)(ttp*), and RuH(BH4)(ttp*) were found to be catalytically active for the hydrogenation of α-acetamidocinnamic acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-334
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Apr 28


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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