Synthesis and characterization of (CH3C(CH2PPh2)3)RhH(η 2-C60)

Hyunjoon Song, Kwangyeol Lee, Joon T. Park, Il Hwan Suh

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The title complex, (triphos)RhH(η2-C60) (2) (triphos=CH3C(CH2PPh2)3), was prepared by the reaction (80°C, toluene) of C60 with a trihydride rhodium complex (triphos)RhH3 (1) in high yield (86%) as green crystals and characterized by spectroscopic (mass, 1H-, 31P-, and 13C-NMR) and analytical data. The molecular structure of 2 was determined by a single crystal X-ray diffraction study. The rhodium atom is octahedrally coordinated by three fac-phosphorus atoms, a hydrogen atom and an η2-C60 ligand. The cyclic voltammetric study of 2 reveals two reversible redox waves which are shifted to more negative potentials by ca. 290 mV compared to free C60, reflecting both metal-to-C60 π-back-donation effect and the electron-donating nature of the triphos ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jul 23
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are grateful to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) for financial support of this research.

Copyright 2017 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Crystal structure
  • Cyclic voltammetry
  • Metallofullerene
  • Rhodium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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