Reactivity of an N-mesityl bis(phosphinimino)methane with group 10 metals

Michael S. Hill, Peter B. Hitchcock

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In an attempt to form a group 10 'carbenoid' derivative by double deprotonation of the N-mesityl substituted bis(phosphinimino)methane [CH2(Ph2P{double bond, long}N-2,4,6-Me3C6H2)2], reaction with [PdCl2(MeCN)2] yielded a singly metallated dichloropalladate(II) complex as the only product. This was completely characterised specroscopically and by single crystal crystal X-ray diffraction. In contrast, reaction of [CH2(Ph2P{double bond, long}N-2,4,6-Me3C6H2)2] with [PtMe2(COD)] produced a bis(phosphinimino)methanide complex, which had also undergone ortho-metallation of two P-phenyl groups to effect a triple C-H activation reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1245-1250
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2007


  • Palladium
  • Phosphiniminomethanide
  • Platinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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