The isolation of [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(NHC)(PR3)] (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) and its role in alkene and alkyne reductions using formic acid

Julie Broggi, Václav Jurčík, Olivier Songis, Albert Poater, Luigi Cavallo, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Catherine S. J. Cazin

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Abstract

The [Pd(SIPr)(PCy3)] complex efficiently promotes a tandem process involving dehydrogenation of formic acid and hydrogenation of C-C multiple bonds using H2 formed in situ. The isolation of a key catalytic hydridoformatopalladium species, [Pd{OC(O)H}(H)(IPr)(PCy 3)], is reported. The complex plays a key role in the Pd(0)-mediated formation of hydrogen from formic acid. Mechanistic and computational studies delineate the operational role of the palladium complex in this efficient tandem sequence. © 2013 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4588-4591
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume135
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Catalysis

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