Palladium complexes with PCP ligands. - Preparation and structural studies of two forms of [(PCP)Pd(OH2)]+BF4-

Barbara F.M. Kimmich, William J. Marshall, Paul J. Fagan, Elisabeth Hauptman, R. Morris Bullock

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Abstraction of chloride from the Pd complex {[η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]PdCl with AgBF4 in THF gives {[η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]Pd(THF)}+BF4 -. Attemped crystallization of this THF complex produced the aqua complex {[η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]Pd(OH2)}+BF 4-. Crystal structures of two crystalline forms of this compound are reported. In {[η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]Pd(OH2)}+BF 4-·THF, one hydrogen of the water is hydrogen bonded to the oxygen of the THF, and the other hydrogen is hydrogen bonded to an F of the BF4- anion. Another crystalline form has no THF, but has both of the hydrogens of water hydrogen bonded to different BF4- anions, such that two different BF4- anions bridge two {[η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]Pd(OH2)}+ cations. A crystal structure is also reported for the palladium chloride complex [η3-2,6-(tBu2PCH2) 2C6H3)]PdCl.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2002



  • Aqua complexes
  • Crystal structures
  • Hydrogen bonding
  • Palladium complexes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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