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Reduction of water to H-2 by diorganopalladium(II) complexes of tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate: Ab-initio theoretical study of the mechanism

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Milet, A and Dedieu, A and Canty, AJ, Reduction of water to H-2 by diorganopalladium(II) complexes of tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate: Ab-initio theoretical study of the mechanism, Organometallics, 16, (24) pp. 5331-5341. ISSN 0276-7333 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1021/om9702338

Abstract

The reduction of water to H2 by the tris(pyrazol-1-yl)borate complex [Pd(CH2CH2CH2-CH2){(pz) 3BH-N,N′}]- with concomitant formation of the palladium(IV) complex Pd(CH2-CH2CH2CH2)(OH){(pz) 3BH-N,N′,N″} has been studied theoretically at the MP2//SCF level using [PdMe2{(H2C=N-NH)3BH)]- as a model for the pallada(II)cyclopentane reagent. The calculations suggest that the uncoordinated pyrazole group has a major role as an intramolecular nucleophile in delivering 2H+ (per mole of H2 formed) to the palladium center, with an eventual role as a coordinated group in the palladium(IV) product. Thus, initial protonation leads to formation of a N-protonated palladium(II) species Pd(CH2CH2CH2CH2)-{(pz) 2(pzH)BH-N,N′} containing a "Pd⋯H-N" interaction, followed by hydroxide coordination and hydrido ligand formation to give a palladium(IV) species trans-[Pd(CH2CH2CH2-CH 2)(H)(OH){(Pz)3BH-N,N′)]-, a second protonation to form trans-Pd(CH2CH2CH2CH 2)-(H)(OH){(pz)2(pzH)BH-N,N′ prepared for a dihydrogen bond interaction "Pd-H⋯H-N", and finally by elimination of H2 and coordination of the pyrazole group to form Pd(CH2CH2-CH2CH2)(OH){(Pz) 3BH-N,N′,N″}.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Other Chemical Sciences
Research Field:Organometallic Chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Canty, AJ (Professor Allan Canty)
ID Code:11898
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15
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