A two-coordinate palladium complex with two dialkylphosphinyl ligands

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Navy blue crystals of a two-coordinate homoleptic palladium complex with two phosphinyl radical ligands was synthesized by a simple ligand-exchange reaction. Significant π interactions between orbitals of Pd and the SOMO of phosphinyl radicals are responsible for the diamagnetic character, the intense blue color, and short P-Pd distances. Hydrogenation of the complex gave the corresponding bis(dialkylhydrophosphine)palladium complex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12111-12114
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number48
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 26


  • palladium
  • phosphinyl ligands
  • phosphorus
  • radicals


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