Rhodium(III) Complexes Featuring Coordinated CF3 Appendages

The synthesis and characterisation of complexes featuring intramolecular CF<sub>3</sub>➞Rh(III) interactions is described. This bonding is evidenced in the solid state using X-ray diffraction, with Rh–F contacts of 2.36 – 2.45 Å, and in solution using NMR spectroscopy, through detection of time-averaged <sup>1</sup><i>J</i><sub>RhF </sub>and <sup>2</sup><i>J</i><sub>PF </sub>coupling.