Conversion of Ethylene to Hydride and Ethylidyne by an Amido Rhenium Polyhydride Academic Article uri icon


  • Reaction of (PNPCy)ReOCl2 (PNPCy = N(SiMe2-CH2PCy2)2) with Mg and H2 yields (PNPCy)Re(H)4, whose unsaturation is demonstrated by its ability to add H2. "(PNPCy)ReH6" is an equilibrium mixture of a structure where all six H's are on Re and a structure where five H's are on Re and one H is on N. (PNPCy)Re(H)4 reacts with C2H4 within 10 min at 25C to give ethane and (PNPCy)ReH(C-CH3), together with its ethylene adduct.

published proceedings

  • Organometallics

author list (cited authors)

  • Ozerov, O. V., Huffman, J. C., Watson, L. A., & Caulton, K. G.

citation count

  • 39

complete list of authors

  • Ozerov, Oleg V||Huffman, John C||Watson, Lori A||Caulton, Kenneth G

publication date

  • June 2003