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Synthesis of halogeno, pseudohalogeno, and carboxylatopalladium(IV) complexes by halogen exchange. Crystal structure of azido(2,2'-bipyridyl)benzylpalladium( II), formed on reductive elimination of ethane from Pd(N3)Me2(CH2Ph)(bpy)
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-26, 16:19 authored by Canty, AJ, Traill, PR, Skelton, BW, White, AH
The first examples of fluoro, pseudohalogeno, and carboxylatopalladium(IV) complexes have been obtained by the exchange of the bromo ligand in PdBrMe2(CH2Ph)(bpy) (bpy = 2,2'-bipyridyl) on addition of a silver salt, or silver nitrate and the appropriate anion, in acetonitrile. The syntheses have permitted a study of the effect of groups X on the selectivity in reductive elimination of ethane and ethylbenzene from PdXMe2(CH2Ph)(bpy). For X = Br, N3, SCN, or O2CPh, reductive elimination from the unstable palladium(IV) complexes in acetone gives ethane and PdX(CH2Ph)(bpy) only, but these products together with ca. 10% of ethylbenxene and PdXMe(bpy) are formed from the complexes PdXMe2(CH2Ph)(bpy) (X = F, Cl, I, OCN, SeCN, O2CCF3). The binding mode of the ambidentate pseudohalides OCN-, SCN- and SeCN- has not been determined.
Publication titleJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
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