Coupling dirhodium units through terpyridine bridges: synthesis and structure of a novel molecular rectangle Academic Article uri icon


  • The cation [Rh2(μ-O2CMe)2(MeCN)6]2+ reacts with the bis-terpyridine ligand 2,3,5,6-tetra-2-pyridylpyrazine (tppz) to yield the reduced compound [Rh4(μ-O2CMe)2(tppz)2-(MeOH) 4]4+ whose structure is that of molecular rectangle with edges defined by short Rh-Rh and long Rh-tppz-Rh units.

author list (cited authors)

  • Bera, J. K., Campos-Fernández, C. S., Rodolphe, C., & Dunbar, K. R.

citation count

  • 16

publication date

  • January 2002