Carbon-halide oxidative addition and carbon-carbon reductive elimination at a (PNP)Rh center. Academic Article uri icon


  • An unsaturated (PNP)Rh fragment can be generated by means of C-C reductive elimination from (PNP)Rh(Me)(Ar) or (PNP)Rh(Ar)(Ar). This fragment undergoes carbon-halogen oxidative addition with aryl chlorides, bromides, and iodides at room temperature. The C-H oxidative addition products in reactions with haloarenes are not observed, and evidence is presented that carbon-halogen oxidative addition is thermodynamically preferred. C-C reductive elimination from (PNP)Rh(Me)(Ar) and (PNP)Rh(Ar)(Ar) proceeds near quantitatively as a clean, first-order reaction.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Gatard, S., Celenligil-Cetin, R., Guo, C., Foxman, B. M., & Ozerov, O. V.

citation count

  • 107

complete list of authors

  • Gatard, Sylvain||Celenligil-Cetin, Remle||Guo, Chengyun||Foxman, Bruce M||Ozerov, Oleg V

publication date

  • February 2006