Isomerization of diastereoisomeric alkene complexes of the formula [(η 5 -C 5 H 5 )Re(NO)(PPh 3 )(H 2 C[double bond, length half m-dash]CHR)] + ; the alkene enantioface bound to the metal can ‘flip’ without alkene dissociation Academic Article uri icon


  • Deuterium labelling experiments show that the title reaction is intramolecular, and does not proceed by rotation of the =CHR terminus; a mechanism involving a C-H 'σ bond complex' is proposed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peng, T., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • January 1990