Organometallics | 2019

Alkylation of Rhodium Porphyrin Complexes with Primary Alcohols under Basic Conditions



Primary alcohols were successfully utilized as the alkylating reagents to conveniently access rhodium porphyrin alkyl complexes in up to 91% yields under basic conditions. Mechanistic investigations suggest two possible pathways for the C–O bond cleavage: (1) nucleophilic substitution with rhodium(I) porphyrin anion and (2) a borrowing hydrogen pathway via rhodium(III) porphyrin hydride.

Volume 38
Pages 3662-3670
DOI 10.1021/acs.organomet.9b00454
Language English
Journal Organometallics

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