Kinetic studies of ligand substitution reactions and general-base catalysis in amine-ligand exchange processes for Group 6B metal carbonyl amine derivatives. Kinetic and spectroscopic evidence for hydrogen-bonded intermediates Academic Article uri icon


  • The decomposition and ligand substitution reactions of group 6B metal pentacarbonyl piperidine derivatives with phosphines have been studied. The reactions are catalyzed by the Lewis bases OP(n-C4H9)3 and tetrahydrofuran (THE). It is concluded that the results are best accounted for in terms of hydrogen-bonded intermediates in the general-base catalysis with the mechanism for catalysis being closely analogous to a dissociative interchange (Id) pathway. The intermediates have been observed and characterized by infrared spectroscopy. © 1981, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Darensbourg, D. J., & Ewen, J. A.

citation count

  • 8

publication date

  • December 1981