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Exploring the electronics of metal olefin complexes

on Sat, 19/12/2015 - 18:47
 
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Check out Shirin's latest paper focusing on the electronics of an important rhodium olefin intermediate. Using a combination of Rh K-edge XAS, DFT calculations, and NMR data - she and Addison Desnoyer from the Love group demonstrate that some of these complexes are really rhodocyclopropane complexes, which is crucial in understanding their reactivity.