Agent Name

Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium(I)

CAS Number

14694-95-2

Formula

C54-H45-Cl-P3-Rh

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium; Tris(triphenylphosphine)chlororhodium; Tris(triphenylphosphine)chlororhodium(I); Tris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium chloride; Tris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium monochloride; Tris(triphenylphosphino)chlororhodium; Rhodium, chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)- (8CI); Rhodium, chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)-, (SP-4-2)-; Tris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium (I) chloride; [ChemIDplus] Wilkinson's Catalyst; (SP-4-2)-Chlorotris(triphenylphosphine)rhodium; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Dark burgundy-red or orange solid; [Merck Index] Dark red odorless crystals; Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a homogeneous hydrogenation catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

Found in two distinct forms (red and orange) that share the same chemical properties; [Merck Index] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Rhodium."

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