Topics in Catalysis

, Volume 55, Issue 7–10, pp 565–570 | Cite as

Rh(III) Pyridinium Substituted Bipyridine Complexes as Catalysts for Arene H/D Exchange

  • J. Brannon Gary
  • Tyler J. Carter
  • Melanie S. SanfordEmail author
Original Paper


This report describes the synthesis of Rh(III) complexes containing a pyridinium-substituted bipyridine ligand. The catalytic activity of these complexes in H/D exchange reactions between arenes and acetic acid-d4 has been evaluated.


C−H activation H/D exchange Rhodium Bipyridine 



We thank the NSF for support of this work through the Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis (CENTC). In addition, JBG gratefully acknowledges the National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship) and Rackham Graduate School (Murrill Memorial Scholarship) for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Brannon Gary
    • 1
  • Tyler J. Carter
    • 1
  • Melanie S. Sanford
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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