Tetrarhena-heterocycle from the palladium-catalyzed dimerization of Re2(CO)8(μ-SbPh2)(μ-H) exhibits an unusual host-guest behavior.
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The six-membered heavy atom heterocycles [Re(2)(CO)(8)(μ-SbPh(2))(μ-H)](2), 5, and Pd[Re(2)(CO)(8)(μ-SbPh(2))(μ-H)](2), 7, have been prepared by the palladium-catalyzed ring-opening cyclo-dimerization of the three-membered heterocycle Re(2)(CO)(8)(μ-SbPh(2))(μ-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)(μ(4)-SbPh)(μ(3)-SbPh(2))(μ-Ph)(μ-H)(2), 6, was also formed in these reactions of palladium with 3.
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Adams, R. D., Pearl, W. C., Wong, Y. O., Zhang, Q., Hall, M. B., & Walensky, J. R
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Adams, Richard D||Pearl, William C||Wong, Yuen Onn||Zhang, Qiang||Hall, Michael B||Walensky, Justin R