Not a poison! In contrast to the high reactivity of 1, the corresponding trihydride [ReH3(PMe3)4] is kinetically inert. Thus, the usual view that sulfur poisons catalysts is clearly inappropriate in this case. The catalytic properties of 1 result from its difunctional nature with both protic (SH) and hydridic (ReH) sites; these sites communicate by an intramolecular exchange process (see scheme; X=OMe, SH).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Jun 18 2001|
- Homogeneous catalysis
- P ligands
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