Oxygen atom exchange in rhenium bipyridine and phenanthroline tetracarbonyl cations with (H2O)-O-18 Academic Article uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier Ltd [Re(bpy)(CO)4][OTf] 1 and [Re(phen)(CO)4][BF4] 2 (bpy = 2,2-bipyridine and phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) in acetonitrile have been shown to undergo oxygen atom exchange reactions with 18-oxygen labelled water regioselectivity at the axial CO ligands. This process is proposed to proceed via an hydroxycarbonyl intermediate, with a H = 49.9 4.1 kJ/mol in the case of complex 1.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Folsom, T. M., & Darensbourg, D. J.

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  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Folsom, Tucker M||Darensbourg, Donald J

publication date

  • December 2018