Synthesis and structure of a novel Pd(0)-Pd(IV)-Pd(IV)-Pd(0) mixed-valence complex

Rick W K WONG*, Hongze Liang, Ming Yan Yung, Jian Ping Guo, Ka Fu Yung, Wing Tak Wong, Peter G. Edwards

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The interaction of PdCl2(PhCN)2 with 1,2-[PhP(H)CH2CH2CH2P(Ph)CH2] 2C6H4, generated in situ from the reduction of the corresponding phosphine oxide with LiAlH4 in the presence of Me3SiCl, gave a complex mixture, from which a di- and a tetra-nuclear palladium complex 1 and 2 whose solid state structures were ascertained by X-ray crystallography, were isolated. A novel Pd(0)-Pd(IV)-Pd(IV)-Pd(0) mixed-valence structure was observed in complex 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Crystal structure
  • P-NMR
  • Palladium (II) complex


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