Carbon-nitrogen bond rotation in a dithiocarbamato complex of rhodium(iii)

Bruce M. Mattson, A. E. Madera

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The temperature-dependent pmr spectrum of Rh(MePhdtc)3 was examined in CDC13 solvent over the temperature range —34° to +51°. The complex is stereochemically non-rigid and isomerizes by a C-N bond rotation mechanism. A line shape analysis yielded a value of ΔG‡= 61.5 ± 4.2 kJ mol-1. This barrier to rotation is large relative to similar complexes of Fe(II) and Fe(III) but similar to values for Fe(IV) and Co(III). Metal-centered optical inversion is slow over the temperature range studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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