Cationic methyl-palladium(II) complexes containing bidentate N^O and P^O ligands and a tridentate P^O^N ligand: synthesis, carbonylation and catalytic applications in the copolymerisation of carbon monoxide and ethene

G.J.P. Britovsek, K.J. Cavell, M.J. Green, F. Gerhards, Brian Skelton, Allan White

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Abstract

Cationic methyl-palladium complexes, containing chelating N-O, P-O and P-O-N ligands, of the type ([PdMe(Y-O)L]BF4) and ([PdMe(P-O-N)]BF4) [Y-O = methylpicolinate, L = PPh3, Ph2PCH2COOEt; Y-O = Ph2PCH2COOEt, L = PPh3, 2,6-lutidine; P-O-N = diphenylphosphine-acetic acid-methyl-2-pyridylester (Ph2PCH2CO2CH2(NC5H4-2))] have been synthesized. The crystal structure of the complex ([PdMe(N-O)PPh3]BF4} indicates distorted square-planar coordination around the palladium centre. The bite angle of the methylpicolinate ligand is small [74.8(4)degrees] and the Pd-N [2.141(9) Angstrom] and Pd-O [2.180(7)Angstrom] bonds to the ligand are somewhat elongated. The complexes react readily with CO to give the corresponding acyl complexes, and with the exception of ([PdMe(NO)Ph2PCH2COOEt]BF4) catalyse the reaction between CO and ethene at room temperature to give polyketone.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-212
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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