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Electrochemistry of dimeric organopalladium(II) complexes containing bridging [pyridin-2-yl(phenyl)methyl-C,N]- and [bis(pyridin-2-yl)phenylmethyl-C,N,N']- groups

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Bond, AM and Canty, AJ and Cooper, JB and Tedesco, V and Traill, PR and Way, DM (1996) Electrochemistry of dimeric organopalladium(II) complexes containing bridging [pyridin-2-yl(phenyl)methyl-C,N]- and [bis(pyridin-2-yl)phenylmethyl-C,N,N']- groups. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 251 (1- 2). pp. 185-192. ISSN 0020-1693

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Abstract

The electrochemistry of the palladium(II) dimers [Pd(CHPhpy)(L)C1]2 (L = 4-methylpyridine (4-Mepy) (la), 3,4-dimethylpyridine (3,4-Me2py) (lb), 3,5-dimethylpyridine (3,5-Me2py) (le), 2-benzylpyridine (2-Bzpy) (ld)) and [Pd(CPhpy2)Cl]2 (2) has been investigated in dichloromethane and acetonitrile. Under cyclic voltammetric conditions, complexes 1 were found to undergo acheraically reversible one electron oxidation at moderate scan rates in dichloromethane and fast scan rates in acetonitrile. The reversible potential of this process is essentially solvent independent. A second, solvent dependent, irreversible one electron oxidation is observed at more positive potentials. In the presence of a coordinating ligand, the first oxidation becomes a two electron process on the synthetic timcscalc presumably leading to a [Pd(III)Pd(III)] dimer with a metal-metal interaction while the coordinating ligand occupies the vacant axial site on each palladium atom. Thus, long time domain electrochemical experiments occur via a different mechanism. For the formation of both one electron and two electron oxidation products, it is possible that oxidation of the ligand rather than metal centres has occurred. If Pd(III) centrcs are formed then metal-metal bond formation may occur to give bond orders of 0.5 for [Pd(III)Pd(II)]+ and 1.0 for [Pd(III)Pd(III)]2+. Complex 2 exhibits essentially the same electrochemical behaviour as complexes 1 except that the one electron oxidative product [Pd(III)Pd(II)]+ is more stable. Thus, evidence for oxidation state + III for organopalladium complexes has been obtained, but no further oxidation to Pd(IV) was observed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Inorganica Chimica Acta
Page Range: pp. 185-192
ISSN: 0020-1693
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1693(96)05271-1
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2008 00:46
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:27
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/2920
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