Redox-induced collapse and regeneration of a pincer-type complex framework: A nonplanar coordination mode of palladium(II)

Christian M. Frech, Linda J.W. Shimon, David Milstein

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(Chemical Equation Presented) Unequal partners: One-electron reduction of a pincer-type palladium complex 1 results in collapse of the pincer system and formation of a novel bimetallic diamagnetic complex containing a linearly coordinated 14 e Pd0 center and a non-planar PdII unit (2). The reaction is reversed by oxidation with Ag+ or organic halides. The catalytic activity of 2 is investigated for the Heck reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1709-1711
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2005



  • Heck reaction
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Palladium
  • Pincer complexes
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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