Solvent-free direct cyclopalladation of sulfides on silica gel

Jonathan E. Kukowski, Jessica R. Lamb, Valeria A. Stepanova, Irina P. Smoliakova

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Direct cyclopalladation of benzyl methyl sulfide, benzyl phenyl sulfide and 1,3-bis(methylthiomethyl)benzene using Pd(OAc) 2 can be accomplished using silica gel instead of a solvent. The yields of the corresponding cyclopalladated complexes in these green transformations are very similar to those obtained using conventional solvent conditions. The X-ray crystallographic data for trans-Pd(HL) 2Cl 2 (HL = benzyl methyl sulfide) are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-65
Number of pages2
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • C,S-palladacycle
  • Cyclopalladation of sulfides
  • Reactions on silica gel
  • S,C,S-palladacycle


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