Double cyclometalation via carbon-silicon bond cleavage by palladium(II) acetate. X-ray structure of a cationic 1,4-dipalladated benzene ring and selective synthesis of heterobimetallic 1,4-phenylene-bridged platinum(II)-palladium(II) complexes

P. Steenwinkel, Stuart James, D.M. Grove, H. Kooijman, A.L. Spek, G. VanKoten

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Abstract

The disilylated compound 1,4-bis(trimethylsilyl)-2,3,5,6-tetrakis((dimethylamino)methyl)benzene, (Me(3)Si)(2)C2N4, 4, can be electrophilically palladated selectively at the C-Si bonds to afford the neutral 1,4-bis(palladium) complex [(AcOPd)(2)(C2N4)], from which the dicationic [(LPd)(2)(C2N4)](2+) (L = MeCN) organometallic species are accessible. The monosilylated species (Me(3)Si)(H)C2N4, 5, can be used for the preparation of the dicationic heterodinuclear platinum(II)-palladium(II) species [(LPd)(LPt)(C2N4)](2+) (L = MeCN) via a sequence of transmetalation of the organolithium derivative of 5 with [PtCl2(SEt(2))(2)], followed by a C-Si bond palladation reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-515
Number of pages3
JournalOrganometallics
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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