The title compound, [Rh(C(8)H(12))(C(18)H(36)P(2))]BF(4), exhibits a rhodium(I) complex cation with a bidentate bis-phosphine ligand and a bidentate η(2),η(2)-coordinated cyclo-octa-1,5-diene ligand. The ligands form a slightly distorted square-planar coordination environment for the Rh(I) atom. An intra-molecular P-Rh-P bite angle of 83.91 (2)° is observed. The dihedral angle between the P-Rh-P and the X-Rh-X planes (X is the centroid of a double bond) is 14.0 (1)°. The BF(4) anion is disordered over two positions in a 0.515 (7):0.485 (7) ratio.
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