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Catalyst for cyclopropanation of alkenes, oxidation of alcohols, cyclization reactions involving ?-diazo carbonyl groups, insertion into C-H and X-H bonds (X-H is NH or SH or OH) and for ylide formation. More reactive and useful in differentiating ribonucleosides and deoxynucleosides. It is also used in functionalizing fullerenes into polymers. Efficient catalyst for hydrogen transfer from 2-propanol to cyclohexanone and other unsaturated compounds.
Catalyst for various cyclization reactions involving ɑ-diazo carbonyl groups. Promotes the formation of macrocyclic lactones via intramolecular cyclopropanation and carbon-hydrogen insertion: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 117, 7181 (1995). For a brief feature on uses of the reagent in synthesis, see: Synlett, 3169 (2005).
Aghabali, A.; Olmstead, M. M. Zipping up Fullerenes into Polymers Using Rhodium(II) Acetate Dimer and N(CH2CH2)2NC60 as Building Blocks. Chem. Commun. (Camb). 2014, 50 (96), 15152-15155.
Honey, M. A.; Moody, C. J. Synthesis of Indoxylic Acid Esters by Rhodium-catalyzed Carbene N-H Insertion and Thermal Cyclization. Australian J. Chem. 2014, 67 (9), 1211-1216.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362
Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.