Bimetallic palladium catalysis: Direct observation of Pd(III)-Pd(III) intermediates

David C. Powers, Matthias A.L. Geibel, Johannes E.M.N. Klein, Tobias Ritter

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(Chemical Equation Presented) PhI(OAc)2 is a common oxidant for Pd-catalyzed C-H bond functionalizations. Mechanistic hypotheses since the 1960s have suggested a Pd(II)/Pd(IV) mechanism. Here we present evidence for the relevance of bimetallic Pd(III) complexes to catalysis. A bimetallic Pd(III) acetate was isolated and can afford product by bimetallic reductive elimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17050-17051
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number47
StatePublished - Dec 2 2009

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