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Synthetic and Structural Studies of Binuclear Organopalladium(II) Complexes Including a Bis(pyridin-2-yl)phenylmethyl Complex With Four- and Eight-Membered Palladocycle Rings, trans(N,N)-(Pd(μ-Py2PhC-N,N',C')Cl)2.½CH2Cl2.½Me2CO

AJ Canty, NJ Minchin, LM Engelhardt, BW Skelton and AH White

Australian Journal of Chemistry 41(5) 651 - 665
Published: 1988


The byridin-2-yl) phenylchloromethanes PyPh2CCl and Py2PhCCl undergo oxidative addition reactions with bis ( dibenzylideneacetone )palladium(0) to form {Pd(PyPh2C) Cl }2 (1) and {Pd(Py2PhC)C}2.½2CH2Cl2.½Me2CO (2), respectively. n.m.r , studies of (1) in CDCl3 indicate presence of an equilibrium between two isomers, involving the ligand (pyridin-2-yl ) diphenylmethyl in η3-coordination, {Pd(η3-PyPh2C)(μ- Cl )}2. Complex (2) has two bis (pyridin-2-yl) phenylmethyl groups present as bridging N,C′- ligands , with the groups also N,C- bidentate to each palladium, to form a binuclear compex containing four- and eight- membered palladocycles:


Both palladium(II) centres in (2) have square-planar 'trans-PdCN2Cl' coordination, so that (2) may be represented as trans(N,N)-{Pd(μ- Py2PhC-N,N′, C′) Cl }2.½CH2Cl2.½Me2CO. A complex similar to (2), trans(N,N)-{Pd(μ- PyPhCH -N,C?)( γmpy ) Cl }2.CH2Cl2 (3), forms on reaction of the lithium derivative of 2-benzylpyridine, Li( PyPhCH ), with dichlorobis (4-methylpyridine)palladium(II); (3) reacts with excess 2-benzylpyridine with displacement of γmpy to form trans(N,N)-{Pd(μ- PyPhCH -N,C?)(PyPhCH2) Cl }2 (4). In developing an alternative isolation procedure for (3), involving column chromatography with 4% ethyl acetate in chloroform, the coordination complex trans- bis{1-phenyl-1-(pyridin-2-yl)prop-1-en-2-olato-O,N}palladium(II), Pd{( PyPhC )C(Me)O}2 (5), was isolated in low yield. X-Ray structural studies of (2)-(5) have been completed, with all four complexes crystallizing in the monoclinic system; (2): space group P21/c, a 9.649(6), b 21.116(9), c 18.627(7)Ǻ,β 111.42(4)°, Z 4; (3): P21/c, a 13.967(2), b 13.996(3), c 18.886(2)Ǻ, β 98.74(1)°, Z 4; (4): P21/n, a 14.274(9), b 14.584(14), c 20.97(2)Ǻ, β 109.18(5)°, Z 4; (5): P21/c, a 15.184(3), b 7.887(6), c 19.240(2)Ǻ, β 97.51(1)°, Z 4.

Full text doi:10.1071/CH9880651

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