Trans-Carbonylchloridobis[diphenyl(4-vinylphenyl)phosphane-κP] rhodium(I)

Hezron Ogutu, Leo Kirsten, Reinout Meijboom

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In the title compound, trans-[RhCl(C20H17P) 2(CO)], the RhI atom is situated on a center of symmetry, resulting in a statistical 1:1 disorder of the chloride [Rh - Cl = 2.383 (2) Å] and carbonyl [Rh - C = 1.752 (7) Å] ligands. The distorted trans square-planar environment is completed by two P atoms [Rh - P = 2.3251 (4) Å] from two diphen-yl(4-vinyl-phen-yl)phosphane ligands. The vinyl group is disordered over two sets of sites in a 0.668 (10):0.332 (10) ratio. The crystal packing exhibits weak C - H⋯Cl and C - H⋯O hydrogen bonds and π-π inter-actions between the phenyl rings of neighbouring molecules, with a centroid-centroid distance of 3.682 (2) Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)m545
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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