Reactivity of Bis(pyridyl)-N-alkylaminato Methylpalladium Complexes toward Ethylene: Insights from Experiment and Theory

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A series of novel neutral and cationic methylpalladium complexes bearing N-alkyl-2,2'-dipyridylaldiminato ligands were prepared and characterized. In the presence of ethylene, the cationic complexes were active as dimerization catalysts, producing a mixture of 1- and 2-butenes. A Pd-ethyl pi-ethylene species was identified as the catalyst resting state by low-temperature spectroscopic and DFT studies, which provided insights into the effect of both steric and electronic factors on the observed reactivity.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2247-2256
JournalOrganometallics
Volume33
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Chemical Physics (S) (011001060)