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    The surprisingly facile formation of Pd(I)-phosphido complexes from ortho-biphenylphosphines and palladium acetate

    Citation

    Montgomery, M, O'Brien, HM, Méndez-Gálvez, C, Bromfield, CR, Roberts, JP, Winnicka, AM, Horner, A, Elorriaga, D, Sparkes, HA & Bedford, RB, 2019, ‘The surprisingly facile formation of Pd(I)-phosphido complexes from ortho-biphenylphosphines and palladium acetate’. Dalton Transactions, vol 48., pp. 3539-3542

    Abstract

    The widely-used ortho-biphenylphosphine ligands SPhos and RuPhos not only undergo facile orthometallation with palladium acetate, yielding strained, four-membered dimeric palladacycles but more surprisingly, in the presence of alcoholic solvents, along with the less encumbered analogue MePhos, yield unusual dinuclear Pd(I) complexes, in which the Pd-centers are bridged by both a phosphide ligand and by the arene of a coordinated phosphine donor.

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