Gyroscope-like molecules consisting of three-spoke stators that enclose "switchable" neutral dipolar rhodium rotators; reversible cycling between faster and slower rotating Rh(CO)I and Rh(CO)2I species. Academic Article uri icon


  • trans-Rh(CO)(Cl)(P((CH(2))(14))(3)P) is prepared from trans-Rh(CO)(Cl)(P((CH(2))(6)CH[double bond, length as m-dash]CH(2))(3))(2) by a metathesis/hydrogenation sequence, and converted by substitution or addition reactions to Rh(CO)(I), Rh(CO)(2)(I), Rh(CO)(NCS), and Rh(CO)(Cl)(Br)(CCl(3)) species; the Rh(CO)(Cl) and Rh(CO)(I) moieties rapidly rotate within the cage-like diphosphine, but the other rhodium moieties do not.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, L., Shima, T., Hampel, F., & Gladysz, J. A.

citation count

  • 61

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Leyong||Shima, Takanori||Hampel, Frank||Gladysz, JA

publication date

  • October 2006