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.
Britovsek, G. J. P., Cavell, K. J., Green, M. J., Gerhards, F., Skelton, B., & White, A. (1997). 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. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 533, 201-212. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-328X(96)06841-6