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Ligand-induced decarbonylation in diphosphine-ligated palladium acetates [CH3CO2Pd((PR2)2CH2)]+ (R = Me and Ph)


Lesslie, M and Yang, Y and Canty, AJ and Piacentino, E and Berthias, F and Maitre, P and Ryzhov, V and O'Hair, RAJ, Ligand-induced decarbonylation in diphosphine-ligated palladium acetates [CH3CO2Pd((PR2)2CH2)]+ (R = Me and Ph), Chemical Communications, 54 pp. 346-349. ISSN 1359-7345 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/C7CC08944A


A new decarbonylation reaction is observed for [(K2-acetate)Pd(K2-diphosphine)]+ complexes. Gas-phase IR experiments identify the product as [CH3Pd(OP(Ph2)CH2PPh2)]+. DFT calculations uncovered a plausible mechanism involving O atom abstraction by the diphosphine ligand within the coordination sphere to yield the acetyl complex, [CH3COPd(OP(Ph2)CH2PPh2)]+, which then undergoes decarbonylation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:palladium, organopalladium, DFT, mass spectrometry, organometallic mechanism
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Organometallic chemistry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Canty, AJ (Professor Allan Canty)
ID Code:123403
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2018-01-05
Last Modified:2019-03-07

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