[ReH(SH)2(PMe3)4]: A catalyst for fundamental transformations involving H2 and H2S

Daniel E. Schwarz, Joel A. Dopke, Thomas B. Rauchfuss, Scott R. Wilson

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2351-2353
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 18 2001


  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrodesulfurization
  • Hydrogen
  • P ligands
  • Rhenium
  • Sulfur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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