Tetrarhena-heterocycle from the palladium-catalyzed dimerization of Re2(CO)8(-SbPh2)(-H) exhibits an unusual host-guest behavior. Academic Article uri icon


  • The six-membered heavy atom heterocycles [Re(2)(CO)(8)(-SbPh(2))(-H)](2), 5, and Pd[Re(2)(CO)(8)(-SbPh(2))(-H)](2), 7, have been prepared by the palladium-catalyzed ring-opening cyclo-dimerization of the three-membered heterocycle Re(2)(CO)(8)(-SbPh(2))(-H), 3. The palladium atom that lies in the center of the heterocycle 7 was removed to yield 5. The palladium removal was found to be partially reversible leading to an unusual example of host-guest behavior. A related dipalladium complex Pd(2)Re(4)(CO)(16)((4)-SbPh)((3)-SbPh(2))(-Ph)(-H)(2), 6, was also formed in these reactions of palladium with 3.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, R. D., Pearl, W. C., Wong, Y. O., Zhang, Q., Hall, M. B., & Walensky, J. R.

citation count

  • 141

complete list of authors

  • Adams, Richard D||Pearl, William C||Wong, Yuen Onn||Zhang, Qiang||Hall, Michael B||Walensky, Justin R

publication date

  • August 2011