Synthesis and characterization of a triphos ligand derivative and the corresponding PdII complexes

Deanna L. Miller, Brian J. Boro, Katarzyna Grubel, Monte Helm, Aaron Appel

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The synthesis of the new bis[2-(diphenylphosphino)ethyl](hydroxymethyl)phosphine tridentate ligand LCH2OH/Ph is reported. The ligand reacts with [Pd(Cl)2(PhCN)2] to form [Pd(LCH2OH/Ph)Cl]Cl. Exchange of the chloride ions for triflate (OTf-) using AgOTf yielded pure [Pd(LCH2OH/Ph)OTf]OTf. In addition to spectral characterization, the free ligand, LCH2OH/Ph, and the PdII complex, [Pd(LCH2OH/Ph)OTf]OTf, were structurally characterized. The synthesis of the Triphos ligand derivative LCH2OH/Ph is reported, along with the corresponding PdII complex. In addition to spectral characterization of the free ligand and PdII complex, structural characterization is reported for [Pd(LCH2OH/Ph)OTf]OTf.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5781-5785
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015



  • Crystallography
  • Electrochemistry
  • P ligands
  • Palladium
  • Tridentate ligands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry

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