[Rh(C7H8)(PPh3)Cl]: an experimental charge-density study

Hazel A. Sparkes, Simon K. Brayshaw, Andrew S. Weller, Judith A. K. Howard*

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Abstract

In order to gain a deeper understanding into the bonding situation in rhodium complexes containing rhodium-carbon interactions, the experimental charge-density analysis for [Rh(C7H8)(PPh3)Cl] (1) is reported. Accurate, high-resolution (sin theta/lambda = 1.08 angstrom(-1)), single-crystal data were obtained at 100 K. The results from the investigation were interesting in relation to the interactions between the rhodium metal centre and the norbornadiene fragment and illustrate the importance of such analyses in studying bonding in organometallic complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)550-557
Number of pages8
JournalActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science
Volume64
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • ELECTRON-DENSITY
  • DIFFRACTION DATA
  • WAVE-FUNCTIONS
  • COMPLEXES
  • RHODIUM
  • ATOMS
  • BOND

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