Photochemically inudced chelate ring expansion and hydrolysis reactions: X-ray crystal structures of [W{PPh2OC(Ph)CHPPh2}(CO)4] and [W(PPh2OH)(PPh2CH2COPh)(CO)4] Academic Article uri icon


  • Light of intensity normally found in a laboratory transforms the 4-membered ring chelate [W{PPh2CH(COPh)PPh2}(CO)4] into the 6-membered ring chelate [W{PPh2OC(Ph) = CHPPh2}(CO) 4] and thence into a hydrolysis product [W(PPh2OH) (PPh2CH2COPh)(CO)4]; neither reaction occurs in the absence of light.

published proceedings

  • J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.

author list (cited authors)

  • Al-Jibori, S., Hall, M., Hutton, A. T., & Shaw, B. L.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Al-Jibori, Subhi||Hall, Michael||Hutton, Alan T||Shaw, Bernard L

publication date

  • January 1982