Exclusion of six-coordinate intermediates in the electrochemical reduction of CO2 catalyzed by [Pd(triphosphine)(CH3CN)](BF4)2 complexes

P. R. Bernatis, A. Miedaner, C. Haltiwanger, Daniel L DuBois

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[Pd(triphosphine)(Ch3CN)](BF4)2 complexes have been prepared with mesityl or trimethoxybenzene substituents on the central phosphorus atom of the triphosphine ligand. An X-ray diffraction study of [Pd(MesetpE is Bis((diethylphosphino)ethyl)mesitylphosphine has been completed. The cation has a square-planer structure with one methyl group of the central mesityl substituent blocking one potential coordination site. Kinetic studies of this complex in dimethylformamide indicate that the rate-determining step is the reaction of the [Pd-(MesetpE)(DMF)] cation with CO2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4835-4843
Number of pages9
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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