A mixed phosphine−iminophosphorane tetradentate ligand: Synthesis, coordination to group 10 metal centers, and use as catalyst in Suzuki−Miyaura coupling

Antoine Buchard, Bruno Komly, Audrey Auffrant, Xavier F. Le Goff, Pascal Le Floch

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Abstract

The novel tetradentate ligand 1, associating two phosphines and two iminophosphorane moieties, was easily synthesized from commercially available bis(diphenylphosphino)methane and ethylenediamine via the preparation of the bis(phosphine−aminophosphonium) adduct 1-(HBr)2. Deprotonation of this salt afforded the corresponding tetradentate P2N2 phosphine−iminophosphorane ligand 1. Coordination to Ni(II) and Pd(II) metal centers afforded complexes 2 and 3, respectively, characterized by multinuclear NMR and X-ray analysis. Both cationic complexes adopt a square-planar geometry around the metal, all phosphorus and nitrogen atoms being coordinated. In contrast to most iminophosphorane complexes, 2 and 3 could be handled in water without any apparent decomposition. Their catalytic activity was evaluated in Suzuki−Miyaura coupling. These reactions were conducted in toluene, water, or a biphasic toluene/water medium in the presence of a phase-transfer agent. Under these last conditions, the Pd catalyst 3 (0.1 mol % catalyst loading) could be reused for five cycles without noticeable loss of activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4380-4385
Number of pages6
JournalOrganometallics
Volume27
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2008

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