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

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

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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 Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lesslie, M and Yang, Y and Canty, AJ and Piacentino, E and Berthias, F and Maitre, P and Ryzhov, V and O'Hair, RAJ
Keywords: palladium, organopalladium, DFT, mass spectrometry, organometallic mechanism
Journal or Publication Title: Chemical Communications
Publisher: Royal Soc Chemistry
ISSN: 1359-7345
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