Fourteen-electron bis(dialkylsilylene)palladium and twelve-electron bis(dialkylsilyl)palladium complexes

Chieko Watanabe, Takeaki Iwamoto, Chizuko Kabuto, Mitsuo Kira

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(Figure Presented) Silylene Complexes Hydrogens make a difference: The first 14-electron bis(silylene)palladium (A) and 12-electron bis(silyl)palladium complexes (B) are synthesized from a stable dialkylsilylene (see picture; gold: Pd; dark blue: Si; light blue: C; magenta: H). The remarkable difference between the L-M-L angles of these two complexes is rationalized by applying the Walsh diagram.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5386-5389
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 7


  • Agostic interactions
  • Heterometallic complexes
  • Hydrogenation
  • Palladium
  • Silicon


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