The coordination complex chloridotris (triphenylphosphine) rhodium(I)

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The coordination complex chloridotris (triphenylphosphine) rhodium(I) is used in the hydrogenation of alkenes. It is also known as __________ catalyst.

A. Grubb

B. Pearlman

C. Wilkinson

D. Ziegler-Natta

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Right choice is C. Wilkinson

To elaborate: Coordination compounds may be used as homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts for many reactions. Wilkinson catalyst is used as a homogeneous catalyst in hydrogenation of alkenes, whereas Ziegler¬-Natta catalyst is used as a heterogeneous catalyst for the polymerisation of olefins.