Methanol reduces an organopalladium(II) complex to a palladium(I) hydride. Crystallographic characterization of a hydride-bridged palladium complex

Moshe Portnoy, Felix Frolow, David Milstein

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The organopalladium(II) complex 1 is reduced by methanol to the hydride-bridged Pd(I) complex 2, which was crystallographically characterized. A mechanism involving electrophilic attack of a cationic palladium hydride intermediate on a Pd(O) carbonyl complex is indicated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3960-3962
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1991


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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