Facile oxidative addition of N-C and N-H bonds to monovalent rhodium and iridium. Academic Article uri icon


  • An investigation of room-temperature oxidative addition of N-C and N-H bonds to RhI and IrI in solution and in the solid state is presented. The rigid, product-adapted framework of the pincer bis(ortho-phosphinoaryl)amine (PNP) ligand may contribute to the ease of the N-C and N-H cleavage. The migration of Me from N of the coordinated amine moiety to Rh proceeds with near-zero entropy of activation in solution. In the solid state, this transformation is a crystal-to-crystal reaction, transforming only one of the two independent molecules of (PN(Me)P)RhCl into (PNP)Rh(Me)Cl.

published proceedings

  • J Am Chem Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Ozerov, O. V., Guo, C., Papkov, V. A., & Foxman, B. M.

citation count

  • 130

complete list of authors

  • Ozerov, Oleg V||Guo, Chengyun||Papkov, Vyacheslav A||Foxman, Bruce M

publication date

  • March 2004