Tris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(I) chloride

NSC 124140, RhCl(PPh3)3, Rhodium(I) tris(triphenylphosphine) chloride, Wilkinson’s catalyst
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core: rhodium
reagent type: catalyst

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Catalyst used for many organic reactions including:
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Effect of catalytic hydrogenation of cellular lipid and fatty acid on the susceptibility of tumor cells to humoral immune killing.
S I Schlager
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Johannes Kiefer et al.
Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry, 9(15), 2207-2213 (2008-09-16)
Homogeneous catalysis in room-temperature ionic liquids (ILs) constitutes a most interesting field of research with high potential in technical applications. As concerns the hydrogenation of unsaturated hydrocarbons, Wilkinson's compound RhCl(PPh(3))(3) represents a catalyst that provides high selectivity and activity. Herein...
P Andrew Evans et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124(30), 8782-8783 (2002-07-26)
Transition metal-catalyzed cycloaddition reactions represent powerful methods for the construction of complex polycyclic systems. We have developed a new intermolecular metal-catalyzed [4 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition of heteroatom-tethered enyne derivatives with 1,3-butadiene. This study demonstrates that excellent selectivity can...
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