The template effect of palladium(II): Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structures of 2,4-substituted 1,3,5-triazapentadienatopalladium(II) complexes

Jian Ping Guo, Rick W K WONG*, Wai Yeung WONG

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Abstract

The reaction of LiN(SiMe3)2 with two equivalents of 2-, 3-, or 4-cyanopyridine followed by the addition of half an equivalent of [PdCl2(PhCN)2] gives neutral 1,3,5-triazapentadienato complexes of the general formula [Pd{HNC(Py)NC(Py)NH}2] (Py = 2-pyridyl 1, 3-pyridyl 2, 4-pyridyl 3). When the above reaction was carried out with benzonitrile and then 3- or 4-cyanopyridine was added followed by half an equivalent of [PdCl2(PhCN)2] neutral unsymmetrical 1,3,5-triazapentadienato complexes of the general formula [Pd{HNC(Ph)NC(Py)NH} 2] (Py = 3-pyridyl 4, 4-pyridyl 5) were obtained. When LiN(SiMe 3)2 was treated with one equivalent of benzonitrile in THF, followed by the addition of a quarter of an equivalent of anhydrous palladium chloride and workup in air, the trinuclear complex tetrakis(benzamidinato)bis(2,4-diphenyl-1,3,5-triazapentadienato) tripalladium(II) (6) was obtained as yellow crystals in 19% yield. All complexes were fully characterized by elemental analysis, 1H NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. The solid-state structures of compounds 2, 3, and 6 were determined by X-ray crystallography. Structural analyses revealed that the 2,4-bis(pyridyl)-1,3,5-triazapentadienyl ligands in 2 and 3 behave as didentate ligands to form six-membered rings with the metal ion. For 6, the 2,4-diphenyl-1,3,5-triazapentadienyl ligands also behave as didentate ligands to form six-membered rings with the metal ion, whereas the amidinato ligands behave as bridging didentate ligands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3634-3640
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Amidinate ligands
  • Hydrogen bonds
  • N ligands
  • Palladium

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