Exploring pathways for activation of carbon monoxide by palladium iminophosphines

Navaratnarajah Kuganathan, Edward Veal, Malcolm L. H. Green, Jennifer C. Green, Sofia I. Pascu

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DFT calculations on palladium(II) methyl complexes incorporating P/N ligands demonstrate that CO activation in the presence of competing ligands, such as CH3CN or C2H4, occurs through an associative mechanism involving CO/ligand exchange, followed by migratory insertion of CO into the Pd-Me bond. Recent investigations into the PdII coordination of CO and C2H4 and their subsequent insertion into the Pd-Me bonds of complexes of the type [PdMe(iminophosphine)(NCMe)]+ are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1420
Number of pages8
Issue number11
Early online date22 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


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