Activation of hydrogen by palladium(O): Formation of the mononuclear dihydride complex trans-[Pd(H)2(IPr)(PCy3)]

Serena Fantasia*, Jonathan D. Egbert, Václav Jurčík, Catherine S.J. Cazin, Heiko Jacobsen, Luigi Cavallo, D. Michael Heinekey, Steven P. Nolan

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Abstract

An even split: In sharp contrast with the general behavior of Pd 0 complexes, [Pd(IPr)(PCy3)] is able to activate the H-H bond. The resulting trans-[Pd(H)2(IPr)(PCy3)] is the first isolated mononuclear dihydride palladium compound. Its formation is supported by multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, density functional calculations, and X-ray diffraction studies. The stability and reactivity of this new species are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5182-5186
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume48
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2009

Keywords

  • Carbenes
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrides
  • Hydrogen
  • Palladium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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