The oxygenation of the electron-rich triple bond in the complexes [Re2X4(-dppm)2][X = Cl or Br; dppm = bis(diphenylphosphino)methane]. Multielectron redox behaviour involving retention of the Re2X4P4unit Academic Article uri icon


  • The reactions of the triply bonded complexes [Re2X 4(-dppm)2] (X = Cl or Br; dppm = Ph 2PCH2PPh2) with O2 proceed to give the products [Re2(-O)(-X)(O)X3(-dppm) 2] and [Re2(-O)(O)2X4(dppm) 2] in high yield in which net four- and six-electron redox reactions have occurred and the integrity of the ligand sets of the precursor complex is preserved.

published proceedings

  • J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bartley, S. L., Dunbar, K. R., Shih, K., Fanwick, P. E., & Walton, R. A.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Bartley, Stuart L||Dunbar, Kim R||Shih, Keng-Yu||Fanwick, Phillip E||Walton, Richard A

publication date

  • January 1993