A new carbon-hydrogen bond activation reaction: stereospecific abstraction of vinylic protons from rhenium alkene complexes [(.eta.5-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3)(H2C:CHR)]+ BF4- by the base tert-BuO-K+ Academic Article uri icon


  • The title reaction gives the vinyl complexes (η5-C5H5)Re(NO)(PPh3(CH=CHR) for R = CH(CH3)2 and C6H5; deuterium labeling and NMR experiments show that only one of the two geminal alkene ligand protons is abstracted.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peng, T. S., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • November 1990